Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2021
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.
94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021
The 2019 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge, from a site in Anderson Valley, is one of the highlights in this range. It shows tremendous breadth and power from start to finish. Red/bluish fruit, spice and licorice lend quite a bit of complexity, but it is the wine's balance that is so compelling. All the elements are wonderfully knit together.
13 months in 100% French oak, 39% 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.