Review: Holman Ranch 2010 Hunters' Cuvee Pinot Noir @holmanranch

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When you visit Yelp to read the reviews of Holman Ranch and their wines, you will learn that they are rated 5 STARS. Customer feedback is strong and positive. The facility and property are unanimously rated as “gorgeous” and “peaceful” and “out of the way.” Service was also unanimously reported as “exceptional” and “professional.”

The 400 acre property at Holman Ranch has become a venue for weddings, special events and corporate retreats. And they have 19 acres of estate vineyards. Varietals grown on property include: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Notes Holman Ranch 2010 Hunters' Cuvee Pinot Noir:

Color: Dusky garnet
Nose: Expansive, earthy strawberry, deep raspberry, pepper mill, lilac, bacon fat, lovely aromatics.
Palate: Juicy, medium body, strawberry, blackberry, bright mid-palate, rich red fruit finish. This wine pleased at opening and continued to delight the senses until the bottle was empty.

At two hours it was gorgeous. Chills on that taste.

Thoughts: a superior Pinot Noir that will delight with meals and with cherished company. A true pleasure with spinach salad with bacon crumbs and honey mustard dressing, side of olive oil toasted bread and fried pork chops. I encourage you to seek out Holman Ranch wines. If you are anywhere near Carmel Valley a visit to their property is mandatory. They are on my must visit list.
Strongly Recommended.

ABV: 14.4%
Closure: Natural cork
SRP: $40
Sample provided by winery

Holman Ranch
P.O. Box 149
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Tel (831) 659-2640
Fax (831) 659-6055
www.holmanranch.com

*Since Holman Ranch is a private residence, all visits are by appointment only. Please call in advance.

Tasting Room
19 E. Carmel Valley Road
Suite C
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Tel (831) 659-2640
Fax (831) 659-6055
wines@holmanranch.com
Tasting Room Hours
Mon–Sun - 11am–6pm
Private Tasting - Call for information

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About Holman Ranch

Holman Ranch is located in the Carmel Valley, California. It was originally part of Mexico and the land was bestowed to the Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo during the Spanish era. One of the first ranches was the Los Laureles Rancho that included property which today is Holman Ranch. In the 1920's the Ranch served as a retreat for Hollywood celebrities; including Charlie Chaplin and Theda Bara. By the 1940's Holman Ranch became one of the first resorts in the Carmel Valley and host to another generation of Hollywood celebrities. Some of the famous actors you would have seen included: Clark Gable, Vincent Price, Joan Crawford and Marlon Brando.

In 1989 estate vineyards were planted on the property. In 2006 the property was purchased by Thomas and Jarman Lowder. They refurbished and updated the Ranch, fulfilling their dream of making estate grown and bottled wines and olive oil.

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