92
points

Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Powerful black cherry and plum aromatics with smoky, briary, and strawberry flavors; finishes with notes of vanilla and silky rich tannins. 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.

$55
/bottle
$44.00 for Wine Club Members (Join)
Wine Facts
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
T.A.
0.51g/100ml
pH
3.73
Alc %
15.5%

Acclaim

92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous, May 2019

The 2017 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge emerges from Kendall Jackson's highest elevation vineyard in Anderson Valley. A burst of sweet dark cherry, plum, and spice infuses this super-expressive, layered Pinot. Deep, dark and impeccable in its balance, the Outland Ridge builds nicely in the glass. Drinking window: 2019 - 2027

Winemaking

12 months in 100% French oak, 42% new

Clone 667: 35%
Clone 828: 58%
Clone 777: 4%
Clone 5: 2%

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.

black cherry, plum, smoky and wild strawberry
Primary Aromas & Flavors
wood-fired sausage, mushroom and kale pizza
Food & Wine Pairing
50-55° F
Ideal Serving Temperature
burgundy
Ideal Glass Shape