Utopia Wines 2017 The Utopia Vineyard Clone 777 Estate Reserve, Ribbon Ridge, $65

By on May 4, 2020
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Those who seek to drilling down on vineyard-designate clonal selection Pinot Noir should enjoy the exploration at this property where Daniel Warnshuis farms and crafts the wines. He’s surrounded by famous producers on Ribbon Ridge Road northwest of Newberg. The former varsity swimmer at Michigan State landed in Oregon after a career in the Silicon Valley, and the dry-farmed vines he planted in 2002 display maturity. His expression with Dijon clone 777 is filled with finesse, starting with aromas of dusty cherry, mocha and minerality. The pleasing structure shows ripeness and complexity as blueberries with cherry pie pick up a food-friendly squirt of Super 100 cherry tomato on the midpalate that leads out with a long finish of blue fruit and white pepper spice.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 118 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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