|Owner(s)||Douglas Ackerman, Michelle Ackerman, John Grochau|
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A collaboration between winemaker John Grochau and grape grower Douglas and Michelle Ackerman (Armstrong Vineyard).
Armstrong Vineyard was established by Douglas and Michele Ackerman in 2007. The vineyard has been farmed organically since 2013. The first five years of production, grapes were sold to Cameron, Ayres, Native Flora, Seven of Hearts and Vincent Wine Company.
2015 Red Electric Armstrong Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 120 cases, $50. Inaugural release. This wine is a collaboration between winemaker John Grochau and grape grower Douglas Ackerman. The vineyard has sedimentary soils and is meticulously farmed. Clones are Pommard, Wädenswil, and Dijon 667, 777 and 115. 20% whole cluster and native yeast fermentation. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 18% new. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black cherry and sandalwood. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and Marionberry are vibrant and easy going. Very satisfying, in a sleek and polished style with a silky texture, a hint of complimentary oak barrel seasoning, and some finishing length. Score: 93. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »