Ribbon Ridge, Oregon
Wine Advocate 93+ points! Vinous 93 points!
Ayres Pinot Noir Lewis Rogers Lane is a beautiful single-vineyard red wine gem from the Ribbon Ridge AVA of Oregon. We greatly admire the philosophy of Ayres Vineyard and Winery: "Founded in 2000, our estate includes 18 acres planted to Pinot Noir Dijon clones 667, 115, 777, 113, and Pommard all situated on a gently eastern sloping hill; Willakenzie soils predominate the vineyard. We are committed to sustainable growing practices; our health, the earth's health, and the health of the plant are our top priorities. We limit each plant to less than two pounds of fruit and it shows…our clusters are beautiful. Ayres Vineyard achieved LIVE and Salmon Safe certification status in early 2011." Practicing organic.
Ayres winemaker Brad McLeroy honed his winemaking skills at the famed Domaine Drouhin Oregon under the direction of Veronique Drouhin. His full-time position at Ayres completes his circle of wine experience from retailer to distributor to producer. According to McLeroy, "My wines will always have a soul." We and the top wine critics concur!
"Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Lewis Rogers Lane explodes with the most gorgeous fragrance of roses and cinnamon stick with a core of red cherries, pomegranate and violets, plus a waft of fungi. Medium-bodied, it delivers wonderful vibrancy and depth with satiny tannins and a very long, refreshing finish."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 93+points!
Enjoy Ayres Pinot Noir Lewis Rogers Lane now and over the next 6-8 years with grilled Coho salmon, roast pork, spinach souffle and cheeses.