Pinot Noir, ‘Estate-Etzel Block’, Patricia Green
This is a highly unique combination of Pommard Clone and Dijon 114 Clone where each clone brings something distinct to the table. The Dijon 114 was fermented with 50% whole clusters while the Pommard was 100% de-stemmed. The clones and the fermentation regimes combine beautifully and seamlessly to make one of our most thought provoking and interesting wines.
275 cases bottled.
This wine is aromatically insane and indescribably nuanced. Minerality and seductive red fruit combine with great complexity on the palate to create a wine that shows how elegant, intricate, red-fruited and soil-influenced older vine Pinot Noirs from Ribbon Ridge can be. The fairly large degree of whole cluster fermentation done with the Dijon 114 furthers the aromatic qualities, drives the herbal and graphite notes on the palate and tightens the tannins up on the back end.
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