Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir
90
points

Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2014

Wild strawberry jam aromatics with smoky, briary and raspberry flavors, finished with a burst of blueberry. Cultivated on Mendocino County's Anderson Valley’s high eastern ridge, this remote vineyard is full of chunky, broken rock in thin, powdery soil similar to a Goldridge classification. The Outland Ridge Pinot Noir's vines strain to cling to the ridgelines yet produce deep, profoundly complex and age worthy wines.

$42
/bottle
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Wine Facts
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
T.A.
0.53g/100ml
pH
3.69
Alc %
15.0%

Acclaim

90 points, James Laube, Wine Spectator Online, Jun 2017

"Kendall-Jackson is in a groove with all of its wines, and the 2014 Pinot from its Anderson Valley vineyard hits the mark. Distinctive for the rich, extracted flavors of earth, wild berry, gravel, road tar and licorice. Impressive on the finish, where the tannins offer grip and a measure of suppleness."

Winemaking

This wine was aged 12 months in 100% French oak barrels, 63% new.

Vineyards

Elevation: 1,500 - 1,700 feet

Soil: Pale loam soils on top of fractured sandstone over good drainage and low water holding capacity.

Climate: The most northern growing region in California with a heavy marine influence.

wild strawberry jam, smoky briary and raspberry
Primary Aromas & Flavors
sausage
Food & Wine Pairing
50-55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape