2016 Statement Pinot Noir
Ribbon Ridge AVA
This wine sunsets our work with the Wind Ridge block of Ridgecrest Vineyard. Comprised of clone 667, this exclusive blend was aged in four new French oak barrels for 18 months. Aromatically, this wine is dark, showing notes of tobacco spices and freshly treated leather with hints of cherry soda and clove. Smoke toast from the new oak barrel comes through on the palate, which heightens and provides lengthen to the grippy tannins. The palate is bright, showing delicate fruit aspects on the finish. Still very young, this wine is showing potential now, but it will age gracefully for years to come.