Ayres Pioneer Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2018

Original Price $40.00
Current Price $36.97

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94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Just in time for fall, the Ayres Pioneer Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir will win you over at your first sip. It will be dark and dense, with loads of fruit, warm spices, delicious minerality, and smooth tannins. Get your taste buds revved with a platter of bacon-cheddar-onion sliders done on the grill. Follow those with a roasted leg of lamb with tomatoes, capers, Nicoise olives and garlic and sit back so you can really enjoy the compliments. Not feeling the meat? Try this Pioneer with seared salmon over braised leeks with a red wine tarragon sauce. You'll be glad you did.

Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "Dark crimson. Powerful black raspberry, cherry liqueur and potpourri scents are complemented by suggestions of incense and exotic spices. Fleshy and concentrated but lively as well, offering palate-staining red and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors sharpened by a smoky mineral flourish. Finishes smooth, floral and extremely long, with resonating spiciness, harmonious tannins and a lingering cherry note. 15% new oak." Aug 2020

Winery:  "Pioneer is our biggest, boldest, and darkest expression of pinot noir. Clone 667 stands alone in this bottling and it isn’t afraid to shine! You will encounter blackberries and blueberries, as well as an earthy minerality and silky tannins."

Bottle
750ml, cork         
Farming Organic
Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol 
13.6%
Aging 10 months in 15% new oak
Region Willamette Valley, Oregon
Production Limited to 250 dozen
Original Price $40.00
Current Price $36.97

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