This classic Klopp Ranch is luxuriant with black raspberry and blackberry pie with some very ripe Bing cherry. The bouquet blooms into hints of lavender and toasted brioche. The medium body is silky and loaded with aromatic layers, all framed in round, chocolate-dipped tannins and juicy acidity that makes the next sip irresistible.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Klopp Ranch comes mainly from vines planted in the late 1980s in Goldridge soils, mostly Pommard clone, plus some younger vines planted to Dijon clones. It's medium ruby-purple in the glass and has a fragrant nose of warm cinnamon, mushrooms, moss-covered bark, rhubarb and red and black berries with notions of lilac and tangerine peel. It’s medium-bodied, silky and loaded with perfumed fruit layers, with a frame of chocolate-textured tannins and juicy acidity begging you to take another sip, finishing very long and very layered.