Crafted to be at once approachable and expressive of its place, Jigsaw opens with classic aromatics of black cherry and sarsaparilla. The palate is energetic, with fresh flavors of black raspberry and pie spice wrapped in velveteen tannins. The finish is long and vivid, with hints of amarena cherry and cola. Ready to drink now, with the finesse and restraint to cellar.
Ransom Farms is located in the Willamette Valley – in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range. We purchased a forty-acre farm outside of Sheridan, Oregon in 2008. Barley has been planted since 2008, and our first vines were planted in the spring of 2010. In keeping with our commitment to sustainability and stewardship, our farm has been certified Organic since 2011.
The fruit was 100% destemmed with a high percentage of whole berries to 1.5 ton and seven ton open top fermenters. Cold soak lengths of an average of seven days ensured gentle yet thorough extraction of color and flavor. The small lots were fermented for an average of twelve days, and hand punched or pumped over two to three times daily. The wine was aged eighteen months before being blended, filtered, and bottled. The unique pieces of the Willamette Valley’s distinctive terroir fit seamlessly together.
Pairs well with beef, veal, deer, venison, and poultry.