Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Cool, hand-harvested grapes are delivered to the winery and gently de-stemmed, the crushing of the grapes is avoided to limit tannin extraction. After a cold-soaked of about 4 days, the juice is fermented in open top tanks and gently punched down three times daily to extract colour and texture from the skins. The wine is aged for ten months in a mixture of new and used French oak barrels, this is also where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Aromas of fresh blackberry, ripe red cherry and oolong tea are complemented by flavours of pomegranate, raspberry and orange zest. A naturally bright acidity provides lift, whilst firm yet integrated tannins underpin the structure.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Producer: Wild Ridge
  • Primary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £35.57
  • Code: 33479
  • Expression: Barrel