2017 Brick House Vineyard Les Dijonnais Pinot noir
Ribbon Ridge Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Oregon
702 cases produced
Biodynamic grapes, native yeast fermentation
Bouquet and Palate:
This wine is made from five different Dijon Pinot noir clones planted in an estate vineyard block situated on a south-facing ridge. After a month of skin contact– to extract color, flavor and tannins– the wine aged in 35% new French oak barrels over the next 16 months. The finished product is chock full of tart cranberries, sour cherries, raspberries and logan berries. Earthy notes of sandalwood and bayleaf combine with citrusy lemon peel, weighty cranberry syrup and generous tannins.
Food pairing suggestions:
Drink this Pinot noir with your Thanksgiving dinner, cheesy cauliflower bake, pulled pork grilled cheese sandwiches.
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