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The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir.

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Holman Ranch Releases Tasting Notes on Its New Wine Releases

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Holman ranch releases tasting notes on its new wine releases

  • HolmanRanchReleasesTasting NotesonIts NewWineReleases

  • Theestate wines of HolmanRanchinclude:Pinot Noir,PinotGris,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, andRosé ofPinot Noir.

  • CarmelValley,CA,May 10,2015-TheestatewinesofHolman Ranchinclude:Pinot Noir,Pinot Gris,Chardonnay,SauvignonBlanc,and RoséofPinot Noir.HolmanRanch’s21acresofvineyardsliebetween950and1150feet inelevation. Theroot stocksandsoilsaremostimportant inproducingexcellent fruit from thevineyards.

  • Thesurrounding SantaLuciaMountainsarevery important to Carmel Valleyviticulture. Thelocalhillshold back themarinelayerand broadbreezes, whichisbeneficial toproducing consistentlygood fruit.Sedimentarysoils,suchas,chockrockand Carmel stone also playamajorroleinwineproducingmethodsby providing good soildrainage.Holman Ranch“stressesthevines”ofthefruit withemphasisonreproduction,which inturn,stopsgrowthand ripensfruit. Thevalley configuration allowsforfog inthemorning but withit rapidlymovingout as theairwarmswhichisgreatforPinot Noirgrapes.Theproximity totheoceanand theelevationarepositive characteristicsforthevines.

  • HolmanRanch’svinesareplanted15degreesoff duenorth which allowsfor alldaysunlight onfruit zoneand good protectionfrom breeze.Nochemicalherbicidesorpesticidesareusedonourfruit and wehavereceived oursustainableandorganiccertification.Holman Ranchisalso100% estatevineyardsandwinery.

  • HolmanRanch’swinesareunfined and crafted todeliverthetruevarietal of thegrapefromharvesttotable.Purityand passionarekeyingredientsinthe wine-making process,and thisiswhereHolmanRanchtrulystandsout.

  • Holman RanchNewWineReleasesTasting Notes:'13 - BigDaddy- LateHarvest PinotNoir

  • OurfirsteverLateHarvest Pinot Noirhasbeenalongtimeinthemaking.18monthsinneutralFrenchOakand fortifiedwithhighproofbrandy,thisBig Daddyiswarmand robust.Dark

  • Chocolatenotesareprominent,butthetoast,raspberry jamand coffeenotesalmostmakeyou

  • want tohave itforbreakfast.....Hmmmm........'13 - .5DegreesBrix

  • Truetotheoriginal and nolessawesome.Our slightlysweet Pinot Grisblend haslotsoftropicalfruit intensityandabeautifullypleasant citrusnose. Themouthfeelonthisyear'svintageisslighltysofterthanthefirst,but thefinishisrounded outwithbrilliant acidity.

  • '11 - HolmanRanchPinotNoir

  • Dried Cherriesand light oakwaft fromtheglassonthistraditional Old World PinotNoir.Thereis abright acid upfront,followedbyaroundandcreamymiddle.Thedry,yet softfinishonthiswineleavesyourmouthwatering and you,wantinganotherglass.

  • '11 - Hunter'sCuveePinot Noir

  • Asoftandcreamynose withhintsofcherrylicoriceand eucalyptusbegintheexperience.

Followed byavelvety textureand awarmspicedfinish.Asbold and complexasit'snamesake.


Holman ranch releases tasting notes on its new wine releases

  • '13 - Pinot Gris

  • Asit dancesonyourpalate,thissmooth,yet crisp Pinot Griswill inspireyourtastebuds.Whilelovelyaromasofgingerandhoneyfill the airwhenyouswirl yourglass.Closeyoureyesand

  • enjoy themoment.

  • '12 - Chardonnay

  • It'snicetoknowthatsomethingsneverchangeand our2012 ChardonnayisclassicHolmanRanch.Theoakisprominent onthenose,but mingled withfresharomasoforchardfruit,like

  • applesand pears.Asalways,thefinish iscrisp andlight,thecallingcard ofourhouse

  • Chardonnay.

  • Twonewwineshavebeencreated specificallyforHolmanRanch’srestaurant Will’sFargoSteakhouse +Bar:

  • '13Will's PinotNoir

  • OurRustler’sRougewascraftedwiththeWill'sFargomenuinmind.WhetherSteak, Chicken,Salmonor Quail areonyour wishlist,thisPinotisPerfect! Thissoft,mediumbodiedwineisfull offreshberries&cream,withawhisperofspice.100% Carmel ValleyPinot Noir.

  • '12 - Will'sPinot Gris

  • OurWrangler'sWhite,is100% PinotGrisand 100% CarmelValley. Ourcoastal climate withwarmsunnydaysand cool nightsisworld renowned forlight anddrywhite wines.Like CarmelValleyitself,ourHouseWhiteisalittleruggedand wild,but mostlyrefreshing and absolutelygorgeous.

  • Wine Caves:

  • The wineryatHolmanRanch,located inThe Caves,iscompletelyunderground inordertotake advantageofthenaturalcoolingandhumidityheld below.The3000 squarefootareamaintainsa constanttemperatureof58°F-60°Fand containsfour750gallon tanks,four1200gallontanks, and fouropentop tanks thatcanhold twotonseach.Onehundred (100) Frenchoak barrelsaremaintained yearround.Wineryoperationssuchas destemming,pressing,fermenting and agingtakeplacewithinthecool environment ofThe Caves, whilebottling isdonedirectlyoutsideusingamobilebottlingline.During harvest,6to8tonsof grapesadayareprocessed.Thismayseemlow but it isduetothefactthatharvestinghoursarebetween7amtonoononanygivenday.Grapesarehand pickedand loaded intohalfton bins,transferred tothe winery bytractorandthenmoved byforklift tothedestemmer.

  • Whitewines takearound three weekstoferment at50°Fand arebottledinFebruary,whileredvarietalsferment fortwoweeksand arebottled inearlyJune.Allskins,seedsand stemsare compostedandreturned tothefields.Slowmonthsforour wineryareJune,JulyandAugust withthebusiest timebeingSeptember. Thewinerywill produce3000-5000casesannually.

  • Vineyard&WineryBackground:

  • Located atthenortheastern tipofthe Carmel ValleyAppellation,thefamily-owned HolmanRanchresidesapproximately12milesinland fromthePacificCoast.Immersed inhistoryandromance,

  • theranchhasnot onlyproventobeanexcellentgrowing locationforourvineyardsbut alsofor

  • theTuscanvarietal olivetreeswhichhaveflourished underthetemperateclimate.

  • Ourestate-grown winevarietalsareplantedonapproximately21acresofundulatingterrain.

  • The winesproduced areunfined and craftedtodeliverthetruevarietal ofthegrapefromharvesttobottle.

  • The climateandterroiroftheappellationhasplayedacriticalpart inthesuccessofour wines.Thewarmthofourinland valleycoupled withthecooling marinelayerhasestablisheditselfasanideal microclimatefortheproductionofPinot NoirandPinot Gris. OurBurgundyCloneshavethrived fromtheperfectblendofidealclimate,southernexposureand thinrockysoils.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room:


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