Are you interested in wine that is made with 100 percent estate-grown, organic and certified-sustainable grapes?
You must try the Holman Ranch and Jarman wines at their Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley www.holmanranch.com.
We had the Pinot Noir Flight.
- 2012 Estate Grown Kelly's Press Pinot Noir
The Vines: This estate grown Pinot Noir is from vines grown in sedimentary soils at an elevation of 950-1150 feet on the northeastern slope of the Carmel Valley appellation vineyard. The long cool summers of the Monterey Peninsula coupled with a blast of heat near the harvest date allows the grapes to perfectly mature.
Tasting Notes: A lightly fruity and pleasantly earthy nose jump out of the glass followed by bright tannins on the tongue. Red Delicious apple rounds out the flavors in this all Estate Pinot Noir. Organically and Sustainably grown.
- 2011 Estate Grown Hunter's Cuvee Pinot Noir
The Vines: This Cuvee was especially selected from the best barrels of the vintage planted in 2008.
Tasting Notes: This wine presents a bold, rich taste with subtle hints of blueberry and raspberry jam. It is intense and long on the palate. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 7 months; pairs perfectly with any occasion.
- 2012 Estate Grown Heather's Hill Pinot Noir
The Vines: This estate grown Pinot Noir is from vines planted in 2007.
Tasting Notes: This fun and fruity wine has notes of black pepper, cherry and black licorice has notes black cherry and black licorice and finishes with a beautiful palette cleansing acidity.
- 2011 Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Vines are from over four prized Pinot Noir clones including Dijon 115, 777 and 667: known for their aromas of exotic flavors of cherries and spices and finishing balanced and highly structured with tannins to age. Aged for 12 months in French oak, this bright wine excites the senses with classic perfumes of sour cherry and blackberry. A hint of tobacco rounds out this light-bodied varietal.
The Holman Ranch Property features a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more. It's an absolutely beautiful property!