Basic Information

Name – Jigsaw Pinot Noir

Vintage – 2015

Varietal – Pinot Noir

Region – Oregon – Willamette Valley

Pricing –  $15.99

Acidity – High

Alcohol –  13.2%

 Appearance

The bottle has an unique design. Dark with a neon orange label with puzzle piece. Immediately made me wonder if it was a marketing ploy but had to try none the less because I have never had anything bad from Willamette. The wine is clear and deep purple with a ruby red rim variation.

Aroma/Nose

Clean with medium intensity aromas of black fruits such as black cherry and blackberry followed by a spice component.

Palate

This is a dry, medium bodied Pinot Noir with medium + acidity levels. The tannins are light to medium yet smooth. Flavors follow the nose with fruit forward notes of black cherry, blackberry and baking spice all hitting the palate.

Finish

The finish is a generous medium in length and has a real earthy component to it.

Overall Experience

Jigsaw Pinot Noir from Ransom Winery was a good Pinot out of Willamette Valley. Nothing insanely special, but for the price point, it’s a decent drinking experience. If I were on a budget looking for a Willamette Pinot Noir this would be my choice. Other more pricey Pinot Noirs out of Willamette, such as Lange and Domaine Serene, provide a better drinking experience.

Pairings

Food – Beef, Veal and Poultry

Cigar – Ramon Bueso HabanoObsidianPerdomo Lot 23 or Oliva Master Blend 3

Wine Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Tasting Notes

The unique pieces of the Willamette Valley’s distinctive terroir fit seamlessly together in the 2015 Jigsaw Pinot Noir. Expressly crafted to be at once approachable and expressive of its place, the 2015 Jigsaw opens with rich aromatics of black cherry and sarsaparilla. The entry is giving, and fruit driven, with flavors of pomegranate and blackcap raspberry punctuated by fine, velveteen tannins and notes of cola and sassafras. The wine finishes long and plush with flavors of pie spice and sweet earth. Ready to drink now, with the finesse and restraint to cellar.

About Ransom Winery – http://ransomspirits.com/index.php