NV Two Ranch Red  750ml

NV Two Ranch Red 750ml

Sonoma County

Vineyards: Our Two Ranch Red is 100% Sonoma County. 84% of the grapes in the Two Ranch Red are from our Red Ranch in Alexander Valley and nine percent are from our Bismark Mountain Vineyard above Sonoma Valley in the newly-named Moon Mountain District. The blend also contains 7%  Pinot Noir from our Home Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

Winemaking: Our Two Ranch epitomizes the gestalt of blending, and its synthesis is similar to creating a delicious dish from many ingredients. We vinify each variety separately with a variety of winemaking techniques. This includes cold soak, a combination of pump over, rack and return, and punch down. All the wines were pressed to taste and aged on lees in a combination of French Hungarian and American oak barrels. Our Two Ranch Red is blended cross-vintage and with multiple varieties to maximize spice, fruit flavors and suppleness.

Tasting Notes: In the glass our Two Ranch is saturated purple with a crimson edge. This 2016 bottling exudes aromas of pluot, Himalayan blackberry, licorice and a hint of thyme. These aromas are echoed in the mouth with additional nuances of currant and nutmeg spice. Ultra-plush and supple on mid palate, the Cabernet component provides a density that augurs graceful aging. (Tasted 7-20-17)

Tasting Update: Bottle age has added rum raisin and olive notes, and its Cab and Merlot components have melded - creating a classic Bordeaux-Esque blend. (Tasted 3/3/21)

Varieties: 38% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 7% Pinot Noir, 4% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Verdot

Vineyard Location: 100% Sonoma County: 84% AV Red Ranch, 9% Bismark Ranch, 7% Home Ranch

Vintages: 67% 2013, 26% 2014, 7% 2015

Age of Vines: 5-24 years old


Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.82

Titratable Acidity (TA): 0.62g/100mL

 Residual Sugar: 0.23%

Avg. Brix at Harvest: 25.2o


Fermentation: Combination of non-inoculated and inoculated with select yeasts

Malolactic fermentation: 100% of blend

Length/Type of Aging: Average 20 months barrel aged

Oak Types: Nadalie (Hungarian & American), Saury (French), Trust (Hungarian), Boswell (American)


Bottling Date: June 22

Number of Cases: 1,320


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