Ridgecrest, Ribbon Ridge 2019 Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir4531
Winery notes: The characteristics of Ribbon Ridge show through in classic form in 2019, as in every year, with our Estate bottling of Pinot Noir. We combine barrels from both our 37-year-old and our 16-year-old plantings into one beautifully crafted blend of the old and the new(er). Old vine fruit gives a deep and dense high-caliber chocolate bar characteristic, as well as Asian five-spice, rose, and cigar box on the nose, while the more youthful vines add an edge of vibrant Bing cherry, mint, and juicy playful plum on the palate. Firm, lengthy tannins, perfectly balanced dark fruit, and bright fleshy acid are obtained from both young and old vines alike, and come together in a Pinot Noir that is poised to age for many years longer than it will likely last in your cellar.