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2014 Kelly's Press Pinot Noir
2014 Kelly's Press Pinot Noir
2015 Jarman Shadow Chardonnay

Explore Holman Ranch Estate-Grown & Produced Wines

Carmel Valley is home to the perfect climate to grow grapes that produce beautiful, luscious wines. Located in the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation and close to the Pacific Coast, Holman Ranch is the only 100% single-estate producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the area, making us a truly unique boutique winery. Family-owned, with father-son winemaking team Greg and Chris Vita at the helm, we are one of the only 100% Estate Vineyard + Wineries in the Carmel Valley.

At Holman Ranch, our estate-grown collection of wines offer the perfect complement to your favorite meal and the best way to celebrate or relax after a long day. Our bright and complex wines embody the flavor of every grape varietal grown on our Northern California private estate.

Explore Holman Ranch Estate-Grown & Produced Wines

Carmel Valley is home to the perfect climate to grow grapes that produce beautiful, luscious wines. Located in the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation and close to the Pacific Coast, Holman Ranch is the only 100% single-estate producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the area, making us a truly unique boutique winery. Family-owned, with father-son winemaking team Greg and Chris Vita at the helm, we are one of the only 100% Estate Vineyard + Wineries in the Carmel Valley.

At Holman Ranch, our estate-grown collection of wines offer the perfect complement to your favorite meal and the best way to celebrate or relax after a long day. Our bright and complex wines embody the flavor of every grape varietal grown on our Northern California private estate.

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We invite you to explore our current selection of estate-grown California wine. If you’re a wine enthusiast (who isn’t with this selection?), make sure to join our Wine Club to receive your favorite wines throughout the year. 

Check Out Our Current Inventory of Wine
And Olive Oil

We invite you to explore our current selection of estate-grown California wine. If you’re a wine enthusiast (who isn’t with this selection?), make sure to join our Wine Club to receive your favorite wines throughout the year. 

Estate Grown Pinot Noir

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2017

The 2017 Jarman Pinot Noir gives rich, elegant notes of red plum and French Oak spice. On the palate, this wine is bright, showcasing both acidity ad fruit ripeness. Rich flavors of red fruits, clove, and vanilla are accompanied by classically-textured, cool-climate Pinot Noir tannins.

2015

The 2015 Jarman Pinot Noir gives a deep nose of dark cherry, plum, and raspberry, properly accented by clove and vanilla from New French Oak. The palate expresses cranberry and raspberry, over deeper dark fruit notes of plum and blackberry. Firm tannin accompanies acidity and suggests youth and elegance on a wine that will surely age for years to come.

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2017

The 2017 Three Brothers Pinot Noir shows elegant notes of raspberry, cocoa, and cinnamon on the nose. The palate is polished and refreshed with red cherry and spice. A touch of silky tannin rounds out the finish.

2015

The 2015 Three Brothers Pinot Noir gives deep aromas of ripe black cherry and raspberry. The palate shows youth and elegance. Flavors of bright raspberry and cranberry layer over a light body, full of finesse and accented with spice. A notable touch of tannin on the finish gives this otherwise light-bodied wine a long and enjoyable finish.

2013

The 2013 Estate Pinot Noir displays a nose of bright, ripe raspberry, followed by components of strawberry, vanilla, and a hint of wet earth. The palate is silky and full-finishing with firm tannin that punctuates flavors of lean raspberry, dried cherry, and strawberry.

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2017

The 2017 Heather’s Hill Pinot Noir gives an expressive bouquet of ripe forest strawberry and wild raspberry, with subtle hints of cinnamon and clove. The palate is both structured and silky. A ripe center characterized by darker red fruit is completed with a touch of well-integrated tannin and acidity. This wine is well-balanced and enjoyable.

2014

The 2014 Heather’s Hill Pinot Noir has a very elegant bouquet of black cherry and raspberry, completed by clove and anise. On the palate, this wine is very structured with flavors of cherry and plum over thick tannin and balanced acidity.

2013

This wine shows aromas of deep black cherry and clean ripe pluot, accented by bay leaf, oregano, and vanilla bean. On the palate, flavors of bright red raspberry and classic Pommard Clone fruit are supported by substantial acidity and a silky mouth-feel.

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2014

The 2014 Hunter’s Cuvée has an elegant aroma of dark raspberry, black tea, and aromatic vanilla, It is velvety and long on the palate, delivering layers of pomegranate, cranberry, baking spice, and vanilla bean, appropriately finishing with well-integrated but present tannin.

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2015

The 2015 Kelly’s Press Pinot Noir shows aromas of crushed raspberry and dried herbs, with light spice and earth. The palate is well-structured with lean red fruit flavors of tart cherry and raspberry over balanced but substantial acidity and well-textured tannins, This wine is a shining example of the merits of Pinot Noir in a cool, dry vintage.

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2019

The 2019 Susan’s Saignée Rosé of Pinot Noir has aromas of fresh ripe strawberry, accompanied by more tropical characteristics of papaya, melon, and passion fruit. On the palate, this wine is crisp and refreshing. Tangy flavors of orange peel and red fruit combine nicely with clean, fresh acidity.

Estate Grown White Wines

2015 Jarman Chardonnay
2016

The 2016 Jarman Chardonnay shows rich aromas of ripe pear, vanilla, toast, and spice. Flavors of red spice, Myer lemon, and tangerine are floated on a finely textured palate. Significant, but balanced acidity gives this wine length and grace.

2017 Estate Chardonnay
2019

The 2019 Estate Chardonnay gives aromas of peach and nectarine, complemented by vanilla spice from light barrel-age. Flavors of stone fruit and citrus are present with balanced acidity and silky texture.

2017 Virgin Chardonnay
2019

The 2019 Virgin Chardonnay displays the Holman Ranch Estate Vineyard’s fruit in its purest un-oaked form. Aromas of pear, bananas, and melon give this wine an inviting and refreshing bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light and crisp. Flavors of citrus and white peach pair well with cool-climate acidity.

2018

The 2018 Virgin Chardonnay shows an aroma of passion fruit, melon, and fresh lemon. The palate provides an unexpectedly silky mouth-feel characterized by flavors of guava, tropical fruits, and lemon cream punctuated by fresh, clean acidity.

2015 Jarman Chardonnay
2019

The 2019 Brix Pinot Gris gives a lightly aromatic bouquet of white peach, melon, fresh-cut pear, and banana. Flavors of nectarine and ripe apple are expressed on a giving, almost juicy palate. Sweet lemon and acidity gives this wine a lingering finish.

2017 Estate Chardonnay
2015

The 2015 Jarman Sparkling Brut Rosé shows a very pale, delicate almon in the glass. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot are nuanced by fresh-baked brioche and bread dough, alluding to this wine’s 4 years of aging on yeast. Fruit drives the palate with flavors of red apple, dried apricot, and fresh honey. A fine, persistent mousse compliments the balance of acidity and richness in this wine.

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Vintage Notes

2019

The 2019 growing season began with budbreak at the beginning of April, starting growth out a little later than usual. Even but cool weather led to promising flowering and a good set. Modest crop levels allowed the vines to progress through verasion with very little irrigation and ripeness was achieved at the end of September. The wines from this vintage are characterized by full, ripe flavors and concentration. They will drink well now and continue to develop well in the bottle over the next 5 – 7 years.

2018

The 2018 vintage at Holman Ranch was characterized by relatively low yields and exceptionally intense, vibrant fruit. Temperatures stayed relatively cool, while days were long, bright, and sunny. Efforts to minimize irrigation in the vineyard contributed to small, tight clusters with tiny berries, and the clusters were able to reach optimal phenolic ripeness while sugars remained in-balance.

2017

The 2017 vintage was characterized by a wet, stormy winter, which gave much-needed rainfall that replenished the ground water and restored moisture to the soil. A warm spring gave good vine growth and a moderately high set. An unusual ripening period saw several weeks of greatly elevated temperatures, leading to an early harvest, beginning in August and wrapping up by the middle of September. The wines from 2017 are perfumed and fruity with a lightness and elegance on the palate.

2016

The 2016 harvest began with a moderately temperatured spring with cooperative weather, which gave a good set in the vineyard. A decent rain season during the winter helped rejuvenate accessible water supplies for the vineyard. Early on, vines were showing a nice recovery from the previous year of drought, and the vintage showed great promise. The vineyard set nicely, and crop levels returned to just under three tons per acre. Verasion was reached during the first week of July, setting up a vintage slightly earlier than average, but much more standard than the previous year. Unfortunately, just as harvest closed in, adversity struck in the form of the Soberanes Fire. Smoke from the uncontained, uncontrolled wildfire spared only the whites in what otherwise would have likely been an exceptional vintage.

2015

The 2015 vintage proved to be the culmination of five years of California drought. As unusually cool and windy spring led to a prolonged flowering period, and ultimately, an early ripening and low yield. Quality overcame quantity as the 2015 vintage shows exceptional depth and concentration.

2014

The 2014 vintage saw significant yields from the Holman Ranch Vineyard. However, 2014 proved to be high quality, giving balanced, ripe fruit, making it one of the most notable vintages to date under the Holman Ranch label. A good crop was set during a relatively warm and dry spring. Even weather during the ripening period gave a medium-long hang-time and fruit punctuated by clean berry flavors, balanced acidity, and dried spice complexity. The majority of the fruit was harvested during the first week of September.

2013

The 2013 vintage was characterized by a sizable yield. Even with pruning for a modest crop, the vineyard set a prolific number of clusters. A warm, even, dry spring gave the vines perfect conditions to produce well-formed berries and even clusters. Timing of harvest was spot-on, in comparison with previous years with the bulk of the fruit coming in during the 1st and 2nd week of September. The 2013 wines are bright, clear expressions of Carmel Valley terroir.

2012

The 2012 vintage was characterized by a slight stylistic change in winemaking. To make Pinot Noir with notably lower alcohol content, the pick date was moved forward. A cool ripening period gave lean, complex wines with substantial acidity. The 2012 vintage produced very age-worthy wines.

2019

The 2019 growing season began with budbreak at the beginning of April, starting growth out a little later than usual. Even but cool weather led to promising flowering and a good set. Modest crop levels allowed the vines to progress through verasion with very little irrigation and ripeness was achieved at the end of September. The wines from this vintage are characterized by full, ripe flavors and concentration. They will drink well now and continue to develop well in the bottle over the next 5 – 7 years.

2018

The 2018 vintage at Holman Ranch was characterized by relatively low yields and exceptionally intense, vibrant fruit. Temperatures stayed relatively cool, while days were long, bright, and sunny. Efforts to minimize irrigation in the vineyard contributed to small, tight clusters with tiny berries, and the clusters were able to reach optimal phenolic ripeness while sugars remained in-balance.

2017

The 2017 vintage was characterized by a wet, stormy winter, which gave much-needed rainfall that replenished the ground water and restored moisture to the soil. A warm spring gave good vine growth and a moderately high set. An unusual ripening period saw several weeks of greatly elevated temperatures, leading to an early harvest, beginning in August and wrapping up by the middle of September. The wines from 2017 are perfumed and fruity with a lightness and elegance on the palate.

2016

The 2016 harvest began with a moderately temperatured spring with cooperative weather, which gave a good set in the vineyard. A decent rain season during the winter helped rejuvenate accessible water supplies for the vineyard. Early on, vines were showing a nice recovery from the previous year of drought, and the vintage showed great promise. The vineyard set nicely, and crop levels returned to just under three tons per acre. Verasion was reached during the first week of July, setting up a vintage slightly earlier than average, but much more standard than the previous year. Unfortunately, just as harvest closed in, adversity struck in the form of the Soberanes Fire. Smoke from the uncontained, uncontrolled wildfire spared only the whites in what otherwise would have likely been an exceptional vintage.

2015

The 2015 vintage proved to be the culmination of five years of California drought. As unusually cool and windy spring led to a prolonged flowering period, and ultimately, an early ripening and low yield. Quality overcame quantity as the 2015 vintage shows exceptional depth and concentration.

2014

The 2014 vintage saw significant yields from the Holman Ranch Vineyard. However, 2014 proved to be high quality, giving balanced, ripe fruit, making it one of the most notable vintages to date under the Holman Ranch label. A good crop was set during a relatively warm and dry spring. Even weather during the ripening period gave a medium-long hang-time and fruit punctuated by clean berry flavors, balanced acidity, and dried spice complexity. The majority of the fruit was harvested during the first week of September.

2013

The 2013 vintage was characterized by a sizable yield. Even with pruning for a modest crop, the vineyard set a prolific number of clusters. A warm, even, dry spring gave the vines perfect conditions to produce well-formed berries and even clusters. Timing of harvest was spot-on, in comparison with previous years with the bulk of the fruit coming in during the 1st and 2nd week of September. The 2013 wines are bright, clear expressions of Carmel Valley terroir.

2012

The 2012 vintage was characterized by a slight stylistic change in winemaking. To make Pinot Noir with notably lower alcohol content, the pick date was moved forward. A cool ripening period gave lean, complex wines with substantial acidity. The 2012 vintage produced very age-worthy wines.

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