Ted and Lauren Klopp, a father-daughter team, have been farming in the Russian River Valley for over two decades. Their home ranch is off of Laguna Road, where the vines are tucked away in the nook of a foggy valley and produce small, intensely flavorful clusters of grapes. Offering stunning layers of vanilla, violet, blueberry pie, blackberry preserves and cardamom spice, the 2014 vintage is something special.
Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir displays a beautifully complex nose, with distinct layers of vanilla, violet petals, blackberry preserves and cardamom spice. On the palate the flavors are broad and inviting with notes of blueberry pie, cola spice, and a hint of chanterelle mushroom. The complexity carries through to the finish, underscored by fine, youthful tannins.
(309 cases produced)
Ted and Lauren Klopp, a father-daughter team, have been farming in the Russian River Valley for over two decades. Their home ranch is off of Laguna Road, where the vines are tucked away in the nook of a foggy valley. Our rows are planted to the Pommard clone in rich, fertile Goldridge soil, where the vines produce small, intensely flavorful clusters of grapes.
The 2014 vintage offered excellent growing conditions, ideal temperatures and a good crop. The fruit came in to the winery healthy, ripe and luscious. The grapes from Klopp Ranch were harvested by hand in the cool evening hours of September 4th, 2014.
The fruit was gently destemmed into small open-top fermentors, using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to avoid any pumping of the must. Inoculation with select yeast strains followed a three-day cold soak, and the caps were managed with a combination of pumpovers and punchdowns. This wine was aged for ten months in 50% new and 50% one-year-old French Oak Barrels, with bottling on August 11th, 2015.