The pale ruby Pinot Noir was well received by James Suckling and Robert Parker alike. Brambly wild-cherry tease the nose alongside granite dust, tobacco leaf and soft potpourri. That lithe combination of earth and vibrant fruit holds the palate, swirling in the mouth with soft, grainy tannins and a tartness. Altogether an impressive Pinot Noir from an upstart winery we'll be keeping a close eye on.
Pale to medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir Cleary Ranch The Settler has a nose of granite dust, tobacco leaf, crunchy cranberry and Bing cherry with soft potpourri touches. Light to medium-bodied, it's earthy and minerally in the mouth with soft, grainy tannins and a nuanced finish that segues from earth and swells into tart red fruits. 329 cases were made.
An attractive array of brambly wild-cherry aromas lead to a palate that has a succulent, restrained and vibrantly elegant texture with juicy, lithe red cherries. Impressive structural detail. Drink or hold.