Located in the Carneros Appellation of Napa Valley, the Mahoney Ranch Vineyard spans the southwest facing slope behind our business office on Dealy Lane. The gently rolling hill provides many small microclimates for the 12 Pinot clones the vineyard contains. This is our driest, warmest vineyard, it has the most elevation change, and while it does see the summer fog and winds, both come and go more quickly than they do in our Las Brisas vineyard.
The Mahoney Ranch Vineyard Pinot clones express themselves quite differently than those in our Las Brisas vineyard. The Pinot off of this vineyard represents the darker, more foreboding style of Pinot that is both dense and intense on the palate. This 2012 Mahoney Ranch Pinot Noir has dark cherry fruit dominating the palate that while “big” is still perfectly balanced.