Ayres Lewis Rogers Lane Pinot Noir 2017
If our vineyard could speak, this bottle is what it would say! Every producing estate clone is represented here: 667, 777, 115, 113, and Pommard. Discover blueberry overtones, baking spices, cedar, tobacco, and a hint of oak.
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The estate fruit is flat-out lovely, with pitch-perfect ripeness. Bursting with cherries and finished with barrel flavors that wrap the fruit in mocha, the aromatics also bring a whiff of leaf and earth. The balance and complexity are exceptional. Editors’ Choice
Ribbon Ridge is a regular span of uplifted, marine, sedimentary soils (called Willakenzie), whose highest ridge elevations twist like a ribbon. An early settler from Missouri named Colby Carter noticed this unique topography and gave the region its name in 1865—though but it wasn’t declared its own AVA until 140 years later, in 2005. The AVA is enclosed by mountains on all sides between Yamhill-Carlton and the Chehalem Mountains, and is actually part of the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA. Its soils have a finer texture than its neighbors with parent materials composed of sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone. Given its presence of natural aquifers in this five square mile area, most vineyards are actually easily dry farmed!