2015 Estate Pinot Noir
Our flagship Pinot Noir from the excellent 2015 vintage. While the abundant yield allowed us to produce a few unique blends, this wine is very true to our original vision for a Ribbon Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir. The 64% Pommard gives it a solid foundation of juicy black fruit that is more succulent than sultry — think picking ripe, sun-warmed blackberries right from the vine. The intense red currant and Bing cherry highlights from the Dijon 777 complement the black fruit and add an interesting layer of complexity. The 2015 Estate was aged for ten months in 50% new French oak barrels made from wood that had been air-dried outdoors for three years rather than the normal two years. These barrels help the wine develop the fine tannins and structure without imparting the sharp edges that sometimes comes from new oak.
The 2015 Estate is hitting it stride after five years, and it will continue to improve for years to come.