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OLD CORRAL PINOT NOIR

2016


“Translucent ruby-colored, the 2016 Old Corral Pinot Noir was not destemmed and spent 18 months in 25% new French oak. It’s a juicy, elegant, complex red that has plenty of tart cherry, mulberry, dried herbs, and dried flower aromas and flavors. It’s tight and nicely structured, with plenty of tannins, yet has solid balance and length. There’s certainly not much baby fat here, but it has a lot going for it as well. I’d give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring and I suspect it’s going to shine for 10-12 years.”
92+ points- Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2016 Pinot Noir Old Corral Estate Vineyard is the first Pinot from Bradley Brown’s estate vineyard. Bright and lifted, with lovely underpinnings of energy, the 2016 has a lot to offer in its floral and red berry inflections. In this range, the Corral leans towards finesse, understatement and nuance, with a bit less fruit depth than some of the other vineyard designates. Even so, it is quite pretty. The 2016 was done with 100% whole clusters. This parcel was grafted from Syrah in 2015.”
93 points- Antonio Galloni, Vinous

“Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Persistent aromatic joy featuring scents of cherry, ripe cranberry, spice, fertile earth and old wood. Light to mid weight in style, offering flavors of red fruits , baking spices and tobacco. A woodiness pervades the flavor and aromatic profile. Forward and pleasing and somewhat delicate, with riveting acidity and a finish resonant with crystalline cherry.”
91 points- Rusty Gaffney, PinotFile

“Quite light in the glass, this bottling from atop the Santa Cruz Mountains offers cherry, pomegranate and strawberry aromas on the nose with a pinch of nutmeg. The palate combines ripe cherry with sarsaparilla spice.”
91 points- Matt Kettman, Wine Enthusiast