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WILD RIDGE 11 PN
Item: #275990
Bottle Size: 750ml
RP: 91
$36.95
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WILD RIDGE 2011 PINOT NOIR SONOMA COAST 750mL

ROBERT PARKER 91 POINTS - “This small artisanal winery owned by the Jackson Family has fashioned an impressive, dark ruby/plum-colored 2011 Pinot Noir Annapolis Vineyard made from Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and the Pommard clone. The wine was aged nine months in 100% French oak, of which 50% was new. Aromas of Chinese black tea, spring flowers, and black as well as red currants along with an intriguing minerality with forest floor nuances emerge from this medium to full-bodied Pinot. Drink this concentrated 2011 over the next 5-7 years.”

We loved this wine the first time we tasted it. Many tastes later… we still love it. 2011 is the first vintage of this Wild Ridge Pinot Noir and let us tell you, it was a success! Winemaker Craig McAllister graduated with a Bachelor of Science in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in New Zealand. He worked multiple harvests in New Zealand, Australia and Chile before coming to the U.S. and working at La Crema as Enologist, then Wild Ridge as winemaker. This Pinot is grown on vineyards located on the far western edge of California’s Sonoma Coast. The 900’ elevation site is a stone’s throw from the hamlet of Annapolis, an extreme setting blessed with a steady supply of cool marine air, Goldridge soils and dense forest surrounding the perimeter. This wildness comes through as clear as a bell: vibrant blue fruit, spice and savory elements flow through a texture that’s both mouth-filling and stony. Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate agreed with us, giving this wine 91 points!
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