The wines at Ayres are comprised primarily of Pinot Noir’s crafted from Dijon and Pommard clones. From the entry level Willamette Valley to the single vineyards, the Pinots from Ayres are textured and have clarity of fruit with a balancing freshness. In addition, Brad has become very fond of Gamay and is making a bright, crunchy version that will grow in production. Small amounts of Pinot Blanc and Rose are also produced.
Dark, bright-rimmed red. Ripe cherry and blackberry aromas, complicated by suggestions of candied licorice and cola. Smooth and broad in the mouth, offering gently sweet dark berry and cherry liqueur flavors and a touch of spiciness on the back half. In a plush, fruit-forward style, showing solid thrust and rounded tannins on the long, subtly smoky finish.