2017 PINOT NOIR
St. Moins de Mots Cuvée
VINEYARD | Ribbon Ridge Estate
APPELLATION | RIBBON RIDGE
WINEMAKER | JAMES FREY
HARVEST DATES | SEPTEMBER 15–OCTOBER 4, 2017
BOTTLING | JANUARY 29, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 120 BOTTLES / 10 cases
In an era where sound and fury get the most attention, the best wines in the world are the ones that let you taste the silence—the moments between the words where nuance and subtlety have far more to say than the loudest person in the room. Therefore, this wine is dedicated to our favorite of all saints: the patron saint of fewer words. A series of adjective-noun combinations to describe particular components of this wine is available upon request, but as our patron saint would humbly request, feel free to spend some time with the wine and determine your own.
Trisaetum is a family-owned and operated winery located in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Trisaetum’s dry-farmed fruit comes from founders Andrea and James Frey’s three estate vineyards: a 22-acre vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, a 17-acre vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, and an 8-acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA. Founder James Frey is also the winemaker, crafting Trisaetum’s wines in the winery located at the Ribbon Ridge Estate outside Newberg. When James is not making wine, he paints and waxes poetic about patron saints he wishes existed.