Introducing the exquisite 2018 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir, a red wine that represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship and quality. This magnificent wine hails from the prestigious Sonoma appellation in California's renowned North Coast region, where the perfect combination of climate and terroir produces exceptional Pinot Noir grapes.
In the glass, this Pinot Noir displays a captivating pale ruby-purple color that shimmers with elegance and grace. The nose is a symphony of enticing aromas, with notes of tea leaves, earth, underbrush, and laurel intertwining effortlessly with a vibrant red berry core. These complex scents create an alluring invitation to explore the wine further.
On the palate, the 2018 Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir showcases a beautiful balance between the fruit and earth elements. The light-bodied nature of this wine is complemented by a grainy, fresh frame, enhancing its overall finesse. As the wine dances across the taste buds, it reveals delicate flavors that echo the aromas, with additional nuances of crushed sweet red cherry, mint, tobacco, and cedar. These layers of flavor create a harmonious and multi-dimensional tasting experience.
Crafted with utmost care and attention, this Pinot Noir has been aged in 38% new French oak, adding a subtle touch of oak-driven complexity to the wine. The result is a delicate finish that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.
Renowned wine critics have recognized the excellence of the 2018 Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive score of 91 points, highlighting its balance, fruit, and earth elements. Vinous also bestowed a score of 91 points, praising its lifted personality and potential for further development in the bottle.
With only 550 cases produced, this limited-edition Pinot Noir is a true gem for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. It is the perfect companion for an array of gastronomic delights, from roasted duck breast to wild mushroom risotto. Uncork a bottle of the 2018 Ernest Vineyards Cleary Ranch The Settler Pinot Noir and embark on a sensory journey that celebrates the mastery of winemaking.