Ransom Wines & Spirits 2015 'Selection' Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 14900
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.6
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Tasting Notes: The Ransom Selection Pinot Noir is an elegant, terroir-driven wine. It opens with rich aromas of black cherries, forest floor, and baking spices. Seductively savory notes of elderberry and driftwood smoke on the palate are punctuated by vibrant acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and resonant, with notes of blood orange and incense cedar. Drink now, or expect it to to evolve for at least a decade.
Winemaking Notes: The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton fermenters. A cold soak averaging four days ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented with BRG, BGY, 71B, and wild strain yeasts for an average of seven days and hand punched two to three times daily. The wine was aged twenty months in mixed two-year-old French cooperage before being blended and bottled. This wine was minimally processed from free run juice without fining or filtration.
92pts (2014 Vintage) Vinous 6/13/2019
"Deeply perfumed black raspberry, savory herb and lavender aromas are lifted by a building spice and mineral nuances. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering bitter cherry redcurrant and singed plum flavors and a bracing jolt of white pepper that provides spicy cut to the back half. The impressively long, gently tannic finish leaves a sweet floral pastille note behind."