Ankida Ridge

Pinot Noir

9.016 ratings
9.011 pro ratings
Virginia, USA
Pinot Noir
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Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

10

#winestudio#winestudio#winestudio 2012 @AnkidaRidge #Pinot Noir, Virginia #VAwine. 12.9 abv. A stunning example of how site selection and elevation can create a wine with harmony from an unsuspecting place and a grape that is über difficult. Aromas of violets & smoke mixed with cranberry, tart cherry and pomegranate intertwined with cedar and spice box. Amazing acidity on a long, soft, silky finish. #wine #sommelier #nomnom

#winestudio#winestudio#winestudio 2012 @AnkidaRidge #Pinot Noir, Virginia #VAwine. 12.9 abv. A stunning example of how site selection and elevation can create a wine with harmony from an unsuspecting place and a grape that is über difficult. Aromas of violets & smoke mixed with cranberry, tart cherry and pomegranate intertwined with cedar and spice box. Amazing acidity on a long, soft, silky finish. #wine #sommelier #nomnom

2 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Stems & Skins

Sommelier/Beverage Manager Husk Restaurant

8.6

Delicious VA Pinot Noir.

Delicious VA Pinot Noir.

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.0

Very solid Pinot, dark fruit but not heavy at all, nice tannins

Very solid Pinot, dark fruit but not heavy at all, nice tannins

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Michael Chelus

Cherry, cranberry, raspberry, tobacco leaf, oak and hints of spice. Good structure and well-integrated tannins.

Cherry, cranberry, raspberry, tobacco leaf, oak and hints of spice. Good structure and well-integrated tannins.

Sep 5th, 2015
Paul Masson

No joke. Delicate and pure. 12.9% abv. 1800 ft elevation Amherst VA

No joke. Delicate and pure. 12.9% abv. 1800 ft elevation Amherst VA

Nov 16th, 2014
Ed Matthews

This 2012 Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir is the subject of much hype here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many well respected people have recommended this wine to me and so I was excited to taste it today. It doesn't look like Pinot and it doesn't taste like Pinot. The nose has a slight amount of red fruit which is echoed on the palate accompanied by a little spice. Flat in the mid-palate and finishes tart. Major disappointment.

This 2012 Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir is the subject of much hype here in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Many well respected people have recommended this wine to me and so I was excited to taste it today. It doesn't look like Pinot and it doesn't taste like Pinot. The nose has a slight amount of red fruit which is echoed on the palate accompanied by a little spice. Flat in the mid-palate and finishes tart. Major disappointment.

Oct 21st, 2014
Joshua Blissett

I would blind taste this wine as Sonoma Coast, and I'm guessing you would too.

I would blind taste this wine as Sonoma Coast, and I'm guessing you would too.

Jun 23rd, 2014
Gabriella Macari

Beautiful VA Pinot from small family only growing 3 acres. Dark fruit, leather, balanced

Beautiful VA Pinot from small family only growing 3 acres. Dark fruit, leather, balanced

Mar 9th, 2014
Greg

2012, questionable cork but sold east coast pinot noir! Shocked and only noticed the Virginia label after downing it!

2012, questionable cork but sold east coast pinot noir! Shocked and only noticed the Virginia label after downing it!

Jun 14th, 2015
Austin Yursik

Austin had this 6 years ago

Austin had this 6 years ago

May 8th, 2016