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Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir
96
points

Jackson Estate Outland Ridge Pinot Noir 2016

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

96 points, Wine Enthusiast's Advance Buying Guide,  Dec 2018

Concentrated, exotic and almost earthy, this wine from a single vineyard in Anderson Valley has a wild edge of smoked fruit, singed rosemary and black pepper, with a core of deep black-cherry and clove flavors. It is full-bodied, mouth-filling and layered, with nuances that continue to unfold on the evolving finish. Best through 2024. Cellar Selection - J.G. of Wine Enthusiast

 

91 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com,  Apr 2018

A wine of impact, the 2016 Pinot Noir Outland Ridge offers striking depth to match its bold personality. Succulent dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and licorice are all pushed forward in this deep, fleshy Pinot from Kendall-Jackson.

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

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