2012 Thorn Ridge Ranch Pinot Noir
A popular companion to our OGV Estate Pinot Noir, the 2012 Thorn Ridge Ranch is a roller coaster of juicy berry compote and dried herbs. This vintage is highly perfumed with scents of smokey tea, cherry and dried herbs (sage and bay). This is a delicious effort that is already a favorite of recent visitors to our tasting room.
Farmed by Ted Klopp and his daughter Lauren Klopp Williams, this vineyard is located high in the Sebastopol Hills, in an area which had previously been soley designated Sonoma Coast but is now part of the expanded Russian River Valley appellation. The character of the fruit is neither typical Russian River nor typical Sonoma Coast. The deep dark berry profile is the result of the steep east facing aspect high above the fog line and the Goldridge soils. The clones are Pommard, 667, and 777, and are from the upper and lower parts of the ranch.