Wild Ridge Vineyards
2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast
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!
Deep garnet with flecks of purple throughout the glass, leaving just a hint of ruby at the very edge.
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.
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.
Long and lingering in the finish, with a refreshing acidity, good structure, and well integrated tannins.
Hoisin-glazed barbecue pork spare ribs.
What the Winery Says
- Craig McAllister
- 91 Points - Robert Parker
- Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir
- 10 months in 100% French oak, 50% new