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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine & Spirits, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Central Coast, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Item no. 95266
Plum, black cherry, spice and cedar aromas introduce this fourth vintage of Ryan vineyard – our youngest Mt. Harlan Pinot Noir block. West facing aspect and higher elevation give this vineyard unique character, yet it already possesses that classic Mt. Harlan minerality, focus and structure. Bright, youthful and vibrant, this charmer offers berry, cola, plum and Asian spice with a fleshy, persistent finish.
The 2005 Pinot Noir Ryan Vineyard is one of the more closed and earthy wines of the vintage, with notes of root beer, damp earth, pomegranate, plum, licorice, and roasted herbs. It is elegant, rich, ripe, and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins, but it is backward and in need of a good 2-3 years of bottle age.