Vineyard: KW Ranch

OwnersKirk Williams, Kori Violini
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
StoryHome Ranch of Kirk Williams who owns and farms 150 acres of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Grapes are supplied to many well-known producers and a Kori label Pinot Noir is also offered.
LocationSits between Rosella's and Garys' but lower in elevation and closer proximity to the old Salinas River.
SoilsGravelly loam with significant amounts of quartz.
VarietiesPinot Noir, Syrah
Clones667, Pommard 4
ManagersKirk Williams

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2011 scratch KW Ranch Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.65, 35 cases, $45. Pommard 4 and 667 clones. 50% whole cluster. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Highly scented with aromas of darker berries, savory spices, rose petal and forest floor. Soft and enticing on the palate with a vivid array of dark red cherry and berry flavors that are well spiced and carry over with aplomb on the extended finish. The impeccable balance and drink ability is striking. Tasted later in the day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was even more appealing. My wife was gaga over this wine and she is more picky about Pinot Noir than I. Score: 95. Reviewed August 14, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »