Wild Ridge Vineyards

2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:Apr 04, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Seduction

Today’s Wild Ridge Vineyards 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is an absolutely delicious wine that just may be in consideration for Best New Winery - today’s wine is that good!

Today’s wine hails from the Sonoma Coast AVA, which experienced a near-perfect growing season in 2011. Cooler weather in mid-summer provided the perfect environment for maximizing hang time for the fruit, resulting in grapes that were incredibly juicy and expressive. These characteristics shine through in the wine, with lush and robust notes of dark fruit in perfect balance with more earthy hints of terroir. In other words, this Pinot is the complete package.

Pinot Fans, this is the wine you’ve been waiting for. We highly recommend you stock up!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep garnet with flecks of purple throughout the glass, leaving just a hint of ruby at the very edge.

Smell:

Lush fruit aromas of raspberry, cranberry, and red cherry overlap notes of herbal black tea, fresh berry bramble, orange zest, cedar wood, anise, and black peppercorn.

Taste:

Bold fruit notes of blackberry, blueberry, and sweet plum are perfectly balanced against earthier tones of fresh forest floor, sandalwood, kola nut, licorice, sweet tobacco leaf, and a touch of green tea.

Finish:

Long and lingering in the finish, with a refreshing acidity, good structure, and well integrated tannins.

Pairing:

Hoisin-glazed barbecue pork spare ribs.

What the Winery Says

Wild Ridge has a multilayered nose. Red berry and stone fruit (cranberry, plum and cherry) are complemented by hints of orange zest, anise, cedar and green tea. Cranberry, pomegranate and blue- and blackberry dominate the entry. Anise, cardamom, a slight earthiness and integrated tannins add weight and structure. Bright acidity contributes lift to a lingering finish.

91 Point Review - Robert Parker This small artisanal winery owned by the Jackson Family has fashioned an impressive, dark ruby/plum-colored 2011 Pinot Noir Annapolis Vineyard made from Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and the Pommard clone. The wine was aged nine months in 100% French oak, of which 50% was new. Aromas of Chinese black tea, spring flowers, and black as well as red currants along with an intriguing minerality with forest floor nuances emerge from this medium to full-bodied Pinot…”

Winemaker
Craig McAllister
Accolades
91 Points - Robert Parker
Appellation
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
Fruit Variety
100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage
10 months in 100% French oak, 50% new
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Wild Ridge Pinot Noir is grown in our vineyard located on the far western edge of California’s Sonoma Coast.

The 900 foot elevation site is a stone’s throw from the hamlet of Annapolis, an extreme setting blessed with a steady supply of cool marine air, goldridge soils and dense forest surrounding the perimeter.

This wildness comes through as clear as a bell: vibrant blue fruit, spice and savory elements flow through a texture that’s both mouth-filling and stony­ – the mirror expression of our Wild Ridge Terroir.

Offer Expired:Apr 04, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$54.00
Avg. Price
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