2018 Ermisch Cellars Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir
- After making wine at Bodega Calle in Argentina for more than a decade,
but having built our import business from Oregon, we thought it important to finally try our hand with the challenging varietals of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
About the Wine
- In 2018 we sourced fruit exclusively from a single vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, Oregon.
Clones: Wadenswil, Pommard and Dijon 777.
- This is very much a hands-on project, and Ermisch can now be found doing most of the work from vineyard pickup to winemaking to bottling.
- Even in the warmest vintages, we like that Oregon is known as the most similar growing region in the USA to Burgundy. Thus, our wines will grow and develop in the bottle for many years and will always be wines made to enjoy with food.
Vintage: 2018 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon, USA | Appellation: Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes, fermented in open-top bins, manually punched down two times daily and aged 12 months in new, 1st and 2nd use French oak barrels. Minimal intervention. Sustainably farmed and live-certified.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch
“Warm and fruity from the moment you pull the cork, this ripe round satisfying wine matches raspberry and cherry fruit to vivid streaks of orange and grapefruit. Then it glides across the palate and on into a smooth rich finish, cloaked in milk chocolate. It’s a lovely drink-now bottle. ” – Wine Enthusiast
Production: 400 cases | Alcohol: 14.1% | TA: 6.7g/l | Residual Sugar: <0.1 g/l | pH: 3.6
Press & Points
2017 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2014 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2014 – Double Gold, Oregon Wine Experience 2016
2014 – 91 Points, Wine Spectator
2013 – 90 Points, Wine Spectator
2012 – 91 Points, Wine Spectator
2012 – 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2011 – 93 Points, Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast
2011 – 90 Points, Wine Advocate #209
2010 – 92 Points, Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast
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