Brick House, Ribbon Ridge, Year of the Dragon, Gamay Noir 2012 (1.5L)
Received in Original Carton
Certified made with organic grapes
Brick House's Doug Tunnell is inspired by Cru Beaujolais and it shows! This is a grand and gushing Gamay, befitting a feast, from certified organic (since 1990) and biodynamically farmed vines on the marine sediment soils of Oregon's Ribbon Ridge. Tunnell is keen to point out that his vineyards "share much in common with the rolling hills of Beaujolais. We share a low, somewhat acidic soil pH and abundance of mica/silica. Our growing season temperatures routinely run warmer that those of the Golden Slope of Burgundy and much closer to those a little further south... in the warmer clime of Beaujolais." Complex herbal aromas with soft red berries, raspberry leaves, and warm brown spice are followed by a broad and juicy raspberry and red currant fruit with exceptionally vibrant acidity, taut young tannins, and satisfying richness and weight. Utterly delicious and highly recommended!
92 Points CellarTracker Member
4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Our house): Double blind. Initial note of cherry candy followed by a subtle chemically note that blows off. Slightly astringent through the finish, cherry fruit and good underlying acidity. Really strengthens as it sits- develops a deep sweet cherry note- like a Luden's cough drop- and the fruit fills in on the finish. Lovely and pure- really bright. Thought the fruit is sweet, it works well here and isn't cloying and I really like this. Guessed CA Pinot Noir. 92+ pts. 4/22/2017