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Wine Guide > Big Basin Vineyards > Branciforte Ridge Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

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Pinot Noir

2006 Branciforte Ridge Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
Branciforte Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains

Being in a cool climate, ocean-influenced mountain appellation, we could no longer resist the temptation of making a Pinot Noir. The 2006 Branciforte Ridge is, we believe, a classic example of Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot Noir (which have been made here since the 60s) with fruit, structure, mouthfeel and a long finish woven into one sustained, harmonious whole. We harvested at an ideal ripeness with balanced tannins and acidity that the mountain climate promotes. Bright cherry, raspberry and even some cherry blossom come through on the nose, and are supported in the mouth by a firm foundation of minerality, crushed rocks and redwoods. For a delicate and subtle wine, there is a substantial body and mouthfeel. Silky tannins and firm acidity play strongly on the mid-palate and carry a the beam of that bright red fruit through to a long, lingering finish. This wine has evolved substantially during barrel aging and will surely continue to do so for some time yet in the bottle. Enjoyable now, it will further integrate and develop with several years in your cellar.

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