Wild Ridge has a multilayered nose. Red berry and stone fruit (cranberry, plum and cherry) are complemented by hints of orange zest, anise, cedar and green tea. Cranberry, pomegranate and blue- and blackberry dominate the entry. Anise, cardamom, a slight earthiness and integrated tannins add weight and structure. Bright acidity contributes lift to a lingering finish.
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"Vivid ruby. High-toned red fruit and floral scents, along with a touch of musky underbrush. Rich and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors and a bracing mineral quality. The floral quality builds on the finish, which is firmed by youthfully chewy tannins."
International Wine Cellar