Ayres is a tiny basement producer on a gorgeous piece of Ribbon Ridge property. Owner/winemaker Brad McLeroy does everything from vineyard management, to production to tastings and sales. Truly a one-man show!
This level of TLC comes through in the wines which express great varietal typicity, and geographical trueness. The house style is big, bold, rich and inky. But never flabby! Balance is key here.
The Pioneer is a barrel reserve of Brad’s favorite lots of single-clone Pinot. The clone he has chosen to showcase is the Dijon 667 which typically brings dark cherry, and “Christmas spice” aromas to the recipe, although those particular characteristics were restrained in this very “cool vintage” offering.