Ransom Jigsaw Pinot Noir 2012
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Nestled in the Willamette Valley just outside of Portland, Oregon, Ransom Winery & Distillery has been blending traditional old-world craftsmanship with a modern new-world twist since its inception in 1997. Now a part of the Great Oregon Wine Co. & Distillery, Ransom will continue to marry the old and new with every bottle of wine and spirit - persistently disrupting and revolutionizing the craft beverage industry so that you can tap into your own inner rebel.
Sustainability and stewardship for the land and the planet are important, which is why this farm has been certified organic since 2011. The core values of historic authenticity, craftsmanship, and respect for terroir are evident in the craft.
Home of some of the planet’s most amazingly elegant and expressive Pinot noir, the Willamette Valley is a pastoral, mixed landscape of green, bucolic rolling hills, dramatic forestlands and small, independent, friendly wine growers. As a leader in environmental stewardship, the valley has some of the nation’s most protective land use policies, with two-thirds of its vineyards farmed sustainably and over half, organically. While the valley claims a cool, continental climate, and is heavily influenced by the cold, moist winds of the Pacific Ocean, its warm and dry summers allow for the steady, even ripening of Pinot noir.
The potential of Willamette Valley Pinot noir continues to attract the investment of serious growers and winemakers both locally and from abroad, as naturally the finished wines bring accolades from professionals and enthusiasts. With a range of styles from delicate dried cherry, raspberry and hibiscus to stronger notes of truffle, mocha, plum and spice, a fine Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a perfect expression of both character and grace.