Besides politics this holiday season, the next most talked about topic at your dinner table will be Oregon's Ayres Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir.
"Please pass the Pinot!" will be repeated over and over again!
With only 100 cases produced, Ayres "Lewis Rodgers Lane" is a single-vineyard, estate grown Pinot Noir that rarely makes its way out of Oregon.
From the exclusive Ribbon Ridge, A.V.A, the grapes are organically grown with non-interventionist farming.
"The estate fruit is flat-out lovely, with pitch-perfect ripeness. Bursting with cherries and finished with barrel flavors that wrap the fruit in mocha, the aromatics also bring a whiff of leaf and earth. The balance and complexity are exceptional." Wine Enthusiast
For years, locals and nearby restaurants have snatched-up any and all of the 100 case annual production. With a goal of opening this beauty to a broader market, the wine has been made available in limited quantities.
Don't miss this delicious Pinot Noir just in time for Thanksgiving.
Turkey, stuffing, and cranberry just got better!
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
94+ / 100
Dark cherry, lavender, woodsmoke, and underbrush aromas. Exotic boysenberry, cherry, mocha and baking spice flavors wrap around a core of minerality. Smooth tannins play effortlessly with the fruit. This is an outstanding Pinot, especially for the upcoming holiday season.
93 / 100
"Displays spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, cola, pungent flowers and incense, along with an energizing, spicy topnote. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet dark berry and cherry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show impressive depth and an undercurrent of smoky minerality. Delivers a suave blend of power and vivacity and finishes very long and smooth, with repeating florality and velvety, slow-building tannins."
93 / 100
"The estate fruit is flat-out lovely, with pitch-perfect ripeness. Bursting with cherries and finished with barrel flavors that wrap the fru