Looking Back & Looking Forward
Backward & Forward
Now that the vineyard is enjoying a break and the wine is tucked away in the cellar, we have a moment to look back on the 2018 harvest and simply smile. What a vintage! I feel extremely lucky to call this work.
By the end of October, our barrels were all prepped and ready to greet this exceptional 2018 vintage. Needless to say, we are extremely happy with what this vintage has shown us so far. Oh, to be a grape growing on Ribbon Ridge during the 2018 season! Abundant sunshine by day, slight breeze in the afternoon, and cooler temperatures at night: the perfect combination for producing good Pinot Noir.
It’s a great time to be on Ribbon Ridge and an even better time to be thinking about the upcoming 2017 releases!
This spring, we will release our 2017 Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noirs as well as our 2018 Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir Rosé. Much like 2018, the 2017 vintage was an outstanding growing season that allowed our vines to ripen to perfection. If you were a fan of the 2014 - 2016 vintages, you’ll be extremely pleased with the 2017 vintage.
Our 2018 Pinot Blanc and Rosé will be released at the same time as our Pinot Noirs. These wines are currently in stainless steel tanks, which makes for crisp, clean and refreshing characteristics. These wines are what you’ll reach for while sipping under the spring sunshine!
From my family to yours, I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday season. I raise my glass to you, our loyal customers, for joining us on this journey. May every bit of health and happiness be yours this season and throughout the new year!