Abiouness Wines


Price: Sale $70.00
1500 ml bottle


2006 Stanly Ranch Carneros  Pinot Noir - Magnum

It's hard to believe this is our 7th vintage picking grapes from the old vines on the Stanly Ranch property in Carneros. As usual, the proximity to the bay, offering cool foggy mornings and gentle breezes, balances the intense sunny afternoons thereby aiding in optimal ripening for this delicate varietal.

The precious grapes were harvested by hand at 26 brix, transported to the winery, hand sorted into a destemmer, and then gently dumped into our very own open-topped stainless steel tank. Following a 4 day cold soak, the grapes began a natural fermentation receiving up to 3 manual punch downs each day. At dryness, the wine was pressed and the free run was put into 30% new French oak barrels. Left alone in the cellar, it soon underwent an uninoculated secondary fermentation and a 10 month aging period. The wine was then racked out of barrels to create a final blend before bottling both unfined and unfiltered.

Aromas of wild strawberries, boysenberry tea, and overturned mossy logs mingle with hints of mushrooms, licorice and oak. On the palate, all this fruit is complemented by a bright, mouthwatering acidity and soft, sweet tannins.

48 bottles (1500 ml bottles) produced.  20 bottles remaining.