Off the cooler western flank of the Ribbon Ridge hills, Trisaetum’s 2019 plays like a dancer, its grace belying a firm, tensile strength. The initial scents are pretty and light, of rose petals and spearmint. They give way to a rosy cherry flavor, the fruit coming in on the palate with a whoosh, backed by tea-like tannin. The entire effect remains light and tense, with a lively energy for sea bass and capers.
2019 Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir
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Patrick J. Comiskey covers US wines for Wine & Spirits magazine, focusing on the Pacific Northwest, California’s Central Coast and New York’s Finger Lakes.
This story appears in the print issue of February 2022.
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