2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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JS 92 JD 92 VN 90
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, September 2019

This has a vibrant, raspberry and dried red-cherry nose with earthy and spicy complexity. The palate has a sleek and fluid channel of ripe red cherries, carrying even and fresh. Drink or hold.
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, July 2020

Moving to the two Pinot Noirs, the 2017 Pinot Noir Cleary Ranch The Settler from the Cleary Ranch Vineyard was all destemmed and brought up in 38% new French oak. It has a rocking nose of spiced cherries, raspberries...
VN 90

Vinous, April 2020

The 2017 Pinot Noir The Settler Cleary Ranch Vineyard shows a much more savory expression of Pinot; then again, this is an especially cold site. Rose petal, mint, sage, dried flowers, game and sweet red berry notes are...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 11.7%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir, a true gem from the North Coast region of California. This red wine showcases the elegance and finesse that Pinot Noir enthusiasts crave. With a deep red hue that shimmers in the glass, this wine is a visual delight, inviting you to indulge in its sensory journey.

On the nose, the 2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir reveals a captivating bouquet of spiced cherries, raspberries, and scorched earth. The aroma is further enhanced by delicate notes of white flowers and subtle oak, adding layers of complexity to the wine. It is a symphony of scents that captivate the senses.

Moving on to the palate, this Pinot Noir displays a pure and crystalline texture that glides effortlessly, showcasing its medium-bodied profile. The integration of acidity is seamless, contributing to a well-balanced structure. The flavors of ripe red cherries dominate the palate, with a sleek and fluid channel that carries through each sip. It is a harmonious blend of fruitiness and freshness, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir is a wine that is destined for greatness. While it is already showing its true potential, it possesses the ability to evolve gracefully over the next decade. With its textbook Sonoma Coast characteristics, this wine is a testament to the exceptional terroir that it hails from.

Not only does this Pinot Noir deliver on taste, but it also caters to the discerning wine drinker who prefers lower alcohol content, clocking in at an impressive 11.7%. It is a wine that appeals to both the connoisseur and the health-conscious consumer.

Renowned critics have also lauded the 2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an outstanding score of 92 points, highlighting its pure texture and great finish. James Suckling also recognized its vibrancy and sleekness, bestowing it with an equally impressive score of 92 points. Vinous praised its savory expression and nervous, edgy style, giving it a score of 90 points.

Indulge in the magnificence of the 2017 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir, a wine that embodies the essence of California's North Coast region. With its complexity, elegance, and ability to age, it is a true masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression on any wine lover.