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2018 Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

In typical Ridgecrest fashion, this wine balances between fresh fruit and earthy characteristics. Aromatics of blueberries and blackberry bramble are complemented by notes wet leaves and forest floor. The palate is big and juicy with bold, upfront tannins that soften as the finish lingers. This is a big wine in its youth, but it will age amazingly over the next three to five years.

VINTAGE OVERVIEW

The 2018 vintage was magic. Following the trend of the past several vintages, summer was warm, but nighttime temperatures remained cool, helping the fruit to hold its natural acidity. As harvest approached, temperatures cooled ever so slightly, creating perfect fruit ripening 
conditions. With no big rainstorms on the horizon, we never had an urgency to pick. Once we started picking fruit, the vintage was slow and consistent with perfect flavors and lab numbers. The 2018 vintage will produce fantastic wines.

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
92 Points  - Vinous

90 Points - Wine Spectator

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$50.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: CW18PNSVRCA
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Ribbon Ridge AVA
Alcohol %
14.1

California Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.

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