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Winemaker Notes

To be a cluster of 667 on Ribbon Ridge in 2017! This wine is comprised entirely of clone 667—their oldest vines—that tend to offer the darkest expression of Pinot Noir. Look for the balance of fruit and savory that Pinot Noir loves to express during a perfect growing season.



Wine Enthusiast '92 point'

Identified as a single clone estate reserve, this is young and tart, layered with mixed flavors of berries, skins and citrus. It's a tangy wine with a hint of sweet ripe tomato. Some time in barrel adds cinnamon spice and a touch of toast.



Robert Parker's Wine Advocate '92point'

The 2017 Pinot Noir Pioneer has a nose of spiced cranberry sauce, crushed boysenberries, red currants, licorice and cherries with earthy touches. The palate is medium-bodied, spicy, grainy and fresh with a long finish.

Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir

SKU: 6019700133