2019 Red Electric TGV Armstrong Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.52, 140 cases, $70. A selection of barrels that changes composition every year. It is created through many blending trials. In this vintage, the Dijon clones were the most compelling and this wine is predominantly clone 114 (47%) with the remainder from clone 777 (28%), clone 115 (14%), and small amounts of W denswil (9%) and Pommard (2%). 11% whole cluster. Aged 18 months exclusively in French oak barrels, 17% new, 19% oncefilled and the remaining barrels neutral. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. This wine is more red fruit toned than the Interurban. Aromas of red cherry pie from the oven with added hints of strawberry, spice and lavender. A very cohesive wine with more tannic backbone for aging than the Interurban bottling. Elegantly composed, with bright acidity and a very long cherry-driven finish. Still a little tight when sampled the following day from a previously opened bottle indicating some cellaring is advised. May deserve a bigger score over time. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2022

Winery: Red Electric Wines
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