2019 Vincent Wine Co. Ribbon Ridge Pinot noir
Empty bottle weight: 21.2 ounces / 603 grams
Made from fruit grown in the tiny, 3.5-mile long by 1.75-mile wide ribbon-like ridge from which AVA is named– it looks much like a raised island from the air. The soil in the Ribbon Ridge appellation is very fine marine sediment, with good water retention capabilities but low in nutrients. This combination helps to lessen the vigor of the grapevines, so pruning is a much easier task than in other nearby AVAs. Less vigorous vines also mean that the plants focus more of their energy on producing fruit, rather than excess shoots and leaves. This unusual terroir produces nuanced grapes with generous acidity.
Ripe raspberries and tart cranberries made way for aromas of gravel dust, dried leaves, and mushrooms. Lastly, smells of ripe summer cherries, both black and red, tickled my nose with each inhale.
With a thread of vibrant acidity from start to finish, this medium-bodied Pinot noir tasted of cranberries, wild strawberries, and raspberries. Earthy flavors of forest floor, sandalwood, and rosemary boosted tannins that made my taste buds stand at attention. I loved the rich mouthfeel that carried with it a lovely tartness, making it a very food-friendly wine!
Food pairing suggestions:
Chicken marsala // saganaki (Greek fried cheese) // creamy vegetable risotto
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