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Bravium Signal Ridge Pinot Noir 2018

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SKU: 843280918
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Mendocino Ridge
Harvest Date
September 15, 2018
Acid
5.50 g/L
pH
3.85
Aging
Aged for 10 months in French and Hungarian oak (30% New)
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2018 Signal Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir is amazingly aromatic for its youth, with exotic spice, white pepper, and herb tones wafting from the glass to augment gorgeous fruit. The bouquet is stunning, offering up a complex and exotic nose of garrigue, rose petals, and blackberries. On the palate the wine is deep, pure and intense, with bright acids and excellent focus and grip. Complex tar and rose notes belie its youth and show its exotic potential.
Ratings
93 Points - PinotFile | 92 Points - John Gilman, View From the Cellar: "Derek Rohlffs makes really superb pinot noir and his 2018 Signal Ridge Vineyard bottling is excellent. The wine comes in at 13.4 percent octane, taking advantage of the cooler microclimate here at 2600 feet above sea level. The wine offers up a complex, red fruity nose of cherries, blood orange, a touch of beetroot, cloves, woodsmoke, a nice touch of stems, a good base of soil and a discreet foundation of cedary oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and tangy, with a good core of fruit, fine soil signature, ripe, well-integrated tannins and a long, complex and very promising finish. This deserves some time in the cellar to really blossom (as well as fully absorb its serving of new wood) and should prove to be long-lived and deliver great drinking for several decades, once it has blossomed." - John Gilman, View From the Cellar
Vineyard Notes
Signal Ridge Vineyard was planted in 1999 and is perched atop Cold Spring Mountain, 2,642 feet above the Pacific Ocean, in the heart of the Mendocino Ridge appellation. Signal Ridge is exposed to the elements, which has a naturally devigorating effect. This vineyard is characterized by its intense fruit and savory notes. I’ve traveled the world and have seen thousands of vineyards and I’ve never found one that quite compares to Signal Ridge.
Winemaker Notes
Following a lengthy growing season characterized by moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer, the 2018 harvest played out like a dream with none of the heat spikes that characterized recent seasons. Harvest began around a week later than in 2017, and fruit quality was high with exceptional yields, thanks to the consistent growing conditions.
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