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McEvoy Ranch sits on 550 acres in the rolling hills west of Petaluma in Northern California. Once a dairy farm, it has now been reincarnated as an organic olive tree orchard. The property includes 80 acres of olive trees and five certified organic vineyards spread over 38 acres. The ranch is also a country home for Nan McEvoy and a place where she can spend time with her grandchildren.
The winemaker is Blake Yarger, who has been at the winery as an associate winemaker since 2012.
The winery produces a Rosè (Rosebud), a Pinot Noir (The Evening Standard), an Azaya Vineyard Pinot Noir and a Syrah-based red blend (Red Piano)
2014 McEvoy Ranch Azaya Marin County Pinot Noir
12.5% alc., 585 cases, $50. Azaya is an estate vineyard nestled in the Petaluma gap. This is the premiere release of Azaya Pinot Noir. Aged 20 months in 500L French oak puncheons, 15% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very shy but pleasant aromas of cherry and blueberry with a savory herb, green garden and nutty compliment. Black cherry, blueberry and spice flavors delight in the mouth. Firm but not imposing tannins provide structure and the wine finishes with length and generous black cherry and blueberry aromatic goodness. Score: 90. Reviewed May 7, 2017 ARTICLE »
2013 McEvoy Ranch The Evening Standard Marin County Pinot Noir
12.8% alc., $N/A. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose is well-oaked with no discernible fruit. Light to mid weight flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and herbs are rather delicate and subdued. The tannins are somewhat prominent and a citrus note plies the background. The wine finishes with an herbal oak theme. Score: 87. Reviewed May 7, 2017 ARTICLE »
2012 McEvoy Ranch The Evening Standard Marin County Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., 1, 402 cases, $45. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. This wine sports a noticeable imprint of oak. Aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, spice and char unfold in the glass. Lovely fruit flavors of black cherry, blueberry and pomegranate are infused with juiciness and carry through to an enjoyable ending. Score: 88. Reviewed May 7, 2017 ARTICLE »
2004 McEvoy Ranch Kendric Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir
Produced by the McEvoy family who are known for their olive oil from Marin County. No notes on this one. · Reviewed November 26, 2006 ARTICLE »