2018 Ferrari-Carano Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir
This wine opens with delicious aromas of baking spices, licorice, dark fruits, floral notes and a hint of chocolate, complemented by juicy flavors of black cherry, currant and blueberry.
2018 was a very good year with ideal weather conditions for the vines. Spring produced great set, and average rainfalls led to normal to above-normal yields. Consistently warm temperatures during the summer months without any drastic heat spikes or rain events allowed for longer "hang time" for the grapes, which led to fully ripe flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
Sky High Ranch Pinot Nair is a seductive, aromatic wine that pairs well with salmon, duck, pork and meat entrees such as beef bourguignon or rack of lamb. Try pairing this Pi not Nair with cheeses like Brie, Camembert, Gruyere or goat. Chocolate covered strawberries would make a delightful dessert pairing.
34% new French oak, 66% older oak
he grapes are hand harvested and hand sorted in the field. They are gently destemmed and transferred to small, stainless steel open top tanks or bins. After a three-day cold soak, various yeast strains are introduced. Fermentors are punched down one to three times per day. Wines are pressed when dry and then moved to barrels to complete malolactic fermentation. The blend was assembled in July and bottled in August 2019.
Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir is a superbly-crafted wine made from mountaintop vineyards located on Mendocino Ridge, high above Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.