Wild Ridge Vineyards

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Wild Ridge Vineyards

Wild Ridge Pinot Noir is grown on a vineyard on the far western edge of the Sonoma Coast at 900 feet elevation, a stone's throw from the hamlet of Annapolis.

The winemaker is Craig McAllister, a New Zealand native who worked in New Zealand and Australia before joining La Crema as an enologist. After harvests in Chile and Cyprus, he returned to La Crema and became assistant winemaker in 2011. He joined Wild Ridge in 2011.

The wine is sold through a mailing list.

Reviewed Wines

2011 Wild Ridge Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $33. This vineyard is located near the hamlet of Annapolis at 900 feet elevation. Goldridge soil, cool maritime air, and surrounding dense forest. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very savory with aromas of wild berries, spice, forest floor and mushroom. Soft and smooth on the palate with flavors of blueberries, cherries, black raspberries, animale, and spice with a vein of savory herbs running through the background. Juicy, with integrated tannins and an extended finish. Score: 91. Reviewed July 19, 2014 ARTICLE »