Brick House 'Les Dijonnais' Pinot Noir 2017, Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Brick House vineyards produces pinot noir chardonnay and gamay wine from organically grown Oregon grapes. In 1994 the folks at Brick House began assembling plant material for one of the most exciting slopes on their forty-acre farm: the swale and ridge right outside the front windows of their old brick home. Rolling gently from their north boundary fence to the foot of tall Douglas fir in their woods, it is a south facing ridge with exposure on both the east and west sides of the central spine. “For such a site, we sought the finest plants available: the new “Dijon clones” of Pinot Noir were just beginning to find their way to West Coast nurseries. We ordered Dijon clones 113 and 115 from King Estate’s plant propagation program and grafted clone 114 from the nursery and Domaine Drouhin Oregon and planted them over nearly nine acres of ground one stormy February day in 1995.” Light in color and texture, feeling silky and tasting of pomegranate, currant, and plum, with hints of loamy earth and rose petal on the polished finish.