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