Merry Edwards presents a Limited Library Collection
A Vertical of Celebrated Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir
Vintages 2004 through 2009
2004 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
“Rich black cherry and blackberry fruit and hints of anise and cedar. Finishes with a long, intricate aftertaste.”
James Laube, Wine Spectator, May 31, 2007
2005 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
“The grapes are framed by noted winegrower Ted Klopp in a cool area featuring Goldridge sandy soils. Darkly colored. Welcoming nose of oak-kissed black cherries, earth, tea and cola. Full bodied and deep dark stone fruits and blueberries are well integrated with subtle oak and gentle tannins, finishing with some orange peel citric tang.”
The Pinot File, Jan 1, 2009
2006 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
“No. 28 of the top 100 wines of 2009”
Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
2007 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
"It is not that this wine is bigger or bolder than its stablemates. It just seems that way because its generous aromas seemingly jump out of the glass, and the layered quality of those aromas reinforces the notion that this is top-notch Pinot. Its full and supple impressions at entry are followed by ripe, deep and deliciously fruity flavors of sweet red cherries, toasted bread, rich, creamy oak and hints of dried raspberries. Its initial hints of velvet might suggest early drinking, but this is a Pinot with lots and lots of potential for growth."
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, June 2010
2008 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
"I confess to a preference for earthy Pinots, so Merry's latest from Klopp Ranch hit me where I live. It offers exotic aromas of forest floor and dark fruits, with a subtle spice note, and an ever-lengthening palate that will only improve as the tanninc bite on the finish loses its grip with time. Superb and distinctive Pinot from the grande dame of California Pinot Noir."
Wine Review Online, Robert Whitley, June 28, 2011
2009 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir:
"Amazingly rich, offering deep, complex layers of cherries, black raspberries, cola, anise biscotti, pomegranates, persimmon, black tea, orange zest, mushrooms, you name it, but don’t forget the spices, everything from cloves and black pepper to cinnamon. Utterly delicious, with a silky, briskly clean mouthfeel. But the tannins are pronounced. They’re not so strong as to lock the wine down, but do suggest time in the cellar. Give it four years, and it could be wonderful after 10 or more."
Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
No. 5 Wine for 2012
Wine Enthusiast places 2009 Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir at No. 5 in its Top 100 Wines for 2012.