2017 Sequitur Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon USA
A near perfect growing season, with plentiful yields and slow ripening fruit, carried us into a gorgeous harvest. The weather allowed them to take time with their picking decisions and choose perfectly ripe fruit. The result is a vintage with fresh, vibrant energy and a long, graceful, healthy life ahead.
Beautifully deep, blueberries and plums on offer with notes of fresh violets and moist, fresh-tilled earth. This is full of life and very pure. The palate has focused and fresh tannins that sit in very vibrant style with a deep push of concentrated blue fruit, holding the finish in superb style. So fresh and long, this will age well. Drink across the next decade or more.
Rated 96 Points James Suckling
Sourced from Mike Etzel's vineyard above Beaux Frères, this brings nuanced flavors with notes of seashells and minerals along with plump blackberry fruit. It's elegant and detailed, but needs decanting or several hours of aeration to open up fully.
Rated 93 Points Wine Enthusiast