In the heart of the Carmel Valley, Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery have their hands in a lot of projects: weddings, events, an olive grove, stables....oh, they also make some really great wines. Originally, the ranch was part of the lands bestowed to the Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo. When the Mexican government secularized the mission lands, one of the first ranchers in Carmel Valley, Don Jose Manuel Boronda, was granted the Los Laureles Rancho—6,625 acres that included what is now Holman Ranch. In 1989, Dorothy McEwen planted the vineyards and created the ranch as it is known today, though the current owners, Thomas and Jarman Lowder, planted the olive groves. The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir.
Estate grown Musque clone grapes; pale, almost not there yellow color; starfruit, talc, and white floral aromas; muskmelon, tart lemon and subtle mineral flavors; bracing acidity; a light bodied, refreshing wine; cork closure; SRP $19.
This wine was received for tasting purposes - all opinions are my own.
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