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Vineyard: Bowland Ranch

AppellationBennett Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 E16 Bowland Ranch Bennett Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.58, 295 cases, $42. Sourced from 3 blocks of Pommard clone picked at different Brix and co-fermented. Aged 11 months in 100% French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Medium reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers aromas of wooded forest and oak without any fruit even over a long time in the glass. Mid weight plus flavors of black cherry, black plum and spice with oak in the background. Pleasant but not exceptional with modest length and intensity on the finish. The mouth is soft and appealing. A fair amount of tannin and quite a bit of oak shows up on the finish. Score: 88. Reviewed May 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 E16 E16 Selection Sonoma County Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 600 cases, $35. Primarily a blend from Trenton Road and Bowland Ranch vineyards. 20% comes from Anderson Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. A lovely nose you could nibble at with bright aromas of red cherry and strawberry. Light to mid weight core of cherry and strawberry fruits with a complimentary backing of spice and an echo of oak. Silky in the mouth, holding up nicely over time in the glass, offering a pleasing kick of citrus on the finish. Score: 89. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 E16 Bennett Valley “Bowland Ranch” Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 295 cases, $40. 3 blocks of Pommard clone from grower Chris Bowland. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Another aromatic bombast with scents of black cherry, earthy flora, and spice. A refined, silky wine that is harmonious, picking up interest over time in the glass. The tasty, mid weight flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and cola are accented with oak and persist noticeably on the suave finish. Score: 91. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »