Sequitur Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Oregon
Cork closure with wax top
102 cases produced
Sourced from the biodynamically farmed Sequitur Vineyard, located in the tiny Ribbon Ridge appellation, this fruit was left to ferment using only the hitchhiking wild yeast brought in with the grapes at harvest. Making wine in this manner can really highlight the terroir in ways that gives the drinker a true sense of place. Ribbon Ridge is very special and you can really taste that in this glass of Pinot noir.
Deep magenta purple
Red and blue fruit aromas of red cherries, red plums, strawberry jam, blueberries, boysenberries and violets all swirled around my glass. A second whiff revealed notes of vanilla and baking spices– reminding me of a warm hug! Perhaps I’ve been quarantined too long?!
Sipping this wine, I tasted those fruity flavors of red cherries, blackberries and strawberry jam, but also dashes of cinnamon and classic Oregon forest floor. This Pinot is tart, brambly and structured so I would suggest decanting for an hour before drinking or letting it age in your cellar for a few years. Better yet, buy a couple bottles so you can open one now and another down the road!
Food pairing suggestions:
This is a hearty Pinot noir that will pair well with all the classics like salmon and mushrooms but also grilled eggplant or turkey meatballs.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at email@example.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.