Ayres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The Ayres Willamette Valley Pinot is souced from the Ayres Estate in Ribbon Ridge at 474 feet elevation, and the Oliver Vineyard in Yamhill Carlton at 600 feet elevation
Marine sedimentary (mixture of sand-clay-seashells)
Vineyards are dry farmed and organic farming practices are employed. The Ayres Estate vineyard has been LIVE certified since 2007
Wines are fermented in open top, 2 ton fermenters using all indiginous yeasts for both primary and secondary fermentations. A small amount of whole clusters were used.
10 months in French oak, with 15% being new
Our Ribbon Ridge estate fruit and our leased vineyard, Oliver Vineyard, within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA experienced a warm growing season early on mixed with some pacific northwest showers in 2019. The result is an elegant and refined expression of Pinot Noir with notable bing cherry, plums and mulberry balanced with the Ribbon Ridge earth element.