Our 2017 Blossom Ridge Estate Pinot Noir smells of spring flowers and lavender. Soft tannins, fresh red fruits and orange zest are on the palate with a soft cedar finish.
We recommend serving it with Asian dishes such as kimchee or beef short rib with forbidden rice and wild ginger.
Blossom Ridge Vineyard’s 16 acres of pinot noir and pinot gris are located on the southern end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. It is on the west facing side of the hills and faces the Van Duzer Corridor where all the weather comes in from the Oregon Coast. It was planted by Bryce McIntyre in the late 1990s as a source of high quality grapes for Eola Hills Winery in Rickreal.
It is mostly a volcanic site with just a sliver of marine sediments on the southern part of the property. We started sourcing grapes from Blossom Ridge in 2010 for our pinot gris program and started using its pinot noir in 2011 for our Sparkling wine program. Blossom Ridge is a cooler site than our Sokol Blosser vineyards and its ripening is typically 1-3 weeks later.
We are excited by the characteristics presented using these grapes in a still pinot noir.