Wild Ridge Vineyards

2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: 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

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

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