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Wild Ridge Pinot Noir 2013

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2013 Wild Ridge is a classic expression of true Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Aromas of fresh blackberry, ripe red cherries, and oolong tea are complemented by flavors of pomegranate, raspberry and orange zest. Naturally, bright acidity provides lift and firm yet integrated tannins underpin the structure of the wine.

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RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine has a deep ruby/plum color and is made from Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and Pommard Selection. It shows excellent ripeness, dark Asian plum interwoven with red and blackcurrants, soil undertones and a good, rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a serious, well-endowed Pinot Noir.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
From the producer's Annapolis vineyard, planted at 700 to 900 feet, this is a floral, spicy and high-toned wine. It shows pomegranate, plum and a noticeable streak of forest among its highlights, the tannins integrated and kept fresh and structured by the acidity.
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide
Rich, deeply fruited and wonderfully mannerly right from the first with a marked sense of sophistication to its layered, multi-faceted aromas, this carefully made Pinot exhibits exceptional balance and its involving flavors fully live up to the high promise of the nose. It is moderately full-bodied and persistently precise in focus with a very long, well-extracted finish. As accomplished and enticing as it is in its youth, it will only get better with time and those who elect to drink it too soon will missing out on an altogether exciting Pinot experience.
WW 91
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
An excellent example of a true Sonoma Coast effort with this difficult Burgundian grape variety, the 2013 Wild Ridge Pinot Noir from the Annapolis Vineyard exhibits razor-sharp red fruit and mineral-like aromas and flavors. The wine's bright acidity and perky finish make it a great wine with game birds. (Tasted: May 4, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
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Wild Ridge, California
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Wild Ridge Pinot Noir is grown in our vineyard located on the far western edge of California’s Sonoma Coast. The 900 foot 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 – the mirror expression of our Wild Ridge Terroir.
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A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.

Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.

The Sonoma Coast is highly regarded for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and, increasingly, cool-climate Syrah. The wines have high acidity, moderate alcohol, firm tannin, and balanced ripeness.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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