2014 Stewart Ranch Pinot Noir
This is one of the “Big Pinot” years. Stewart seems to alternate back and forth between the light and elegant and the more full bodied. This Pinot has deep jammy notes and dark red roses, with a dense toasted hazelnut spice, due to concentration at harvest and to the new oak. The palate is big and velvety, with chocolate and toasted almonds, and plum jam. Round and savory tasting with only minor supporting tannins, the 2014 Pinot is very drinkable for such a big wine.
We had more new oak in this Pinot Noir than most years, because it seemed to be more intense and ripe. This wine had no fining and no filtration. A small ppt may occur in the future as it was 10.4 NTU, but Citrogum was added to keep tartrates and particles in suspension .
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