Brick House Pinot Noir Cuvee du Tonnelier Ribbon Ridge 2007
Light- weight, a seamless wine with more spicy notes than fruit, sailing its cinnamon-scented berry and orange peel flavors over fine tannins through the long finish. Drink now through 2013. 750 cases made.Vigneron Doug Tunnell is a relative veteran of the Willamette Valley scene, having planted his first parcel in 1992. His vineyards are certified biodynamic and all of the wines are sourced from estate fruit.
Made from Pommard clones. Fantastic, wonderful pinot noir! Outstanding for the price!! Parker gave it a 91 rating. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/20/10
Outstanding nose of a great, top tier pinot and the palate follows with lush fruit and earth and spice. Delicate, and magnificent! Parker gave it a 92. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/20/10
This wine craves attention. Bring your nose close and it will pour out its heart in bright red cherries, sandalwood and lavender. Lift a glass and open your arms.
External Reviews for Brick House Pinot Noir Cuvee du Tonnelier Ribbon Ridge
The nose of this wine shows delicate herbal notes when first opened, then blossoms with scents of red raspberry, black raspberry, red currant, cranberry, and hints of violet perfume. Flavors when first opened are restrained, with red raspberry dominant. As the wine opened with decanting, a bright, spicy acidity and somewhat dry tannins were evident, softening to show viscous red raspberry, black raspberry, hints of wood char expressed as graphite, a tantalizing hint of fresh mowed hay, and essence of red clay soil on a hot summer day. The finish was long and silky, and got longer and longer as the wine opened. The delightful, fresh, spice, violets and firm tannins.