Our Pinot Noir Ranch 5 showcases the fruit from one of our most treasured vineyards in the Los Carneros Region. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, under the guidance of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff, we grafted the vines to a selection of Pinot Noir clones that yield a complex, beautifully balanced wine. Now, our winemaker blends the delicate raspberry, floral and mineral notes of the Dijon clones with the deeper, ripe black-raspberry and cocoa character of clone 12. The wine’s silky texture is also enhanced by clone 12, which provides structure without being too tannic. Barrel aging weaves together the complementary wine components and adds hints of racy, smoky oak.