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RIBBON RIDGE WINES. A RICH TRADITION OF FAMILY-RUN VINEYARDS IN EVERY GLASS.

RIBBON RIDGE WINES
A RICH TRADITION OF FAMILY-RUN VINEYARDS IN EVERY GLASS

The Ribbon Ridge Winegrower’s Association is a non-profit association dedicated to achieving recognition for one of Oregon’s most prestigious Pinot noir producing regions. The Ribbon Ridge American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established on July 1, 2005 and is a sub-AVA within the Willamette Valley. Its early drafters were wine country pioneers, Doug Tunnell, Harry Pederson Nedry and Dewey Kelly who are still members.

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Wynne was invited by Anne to pour RR and Ridgecrest this coming Monday, March 2nd from 4:30-6:30pm at Helioterra as part of the Monday Wine Nights series. Stop by, say hi, and taste a few new releases and a perfectly aged RR Pinot Noir.
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Ayres Vineyard & Winery is boutique family owned producer making wine primarily from their 38 acre estate vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley. After purchasing the property in 2000 owners Brad and Kathleen McLeroy converted it from a defunct hazelnut farm into a Pinot Noir-centric vineyard, and they have been making exceptional wine from the site ever since. We had the opportunity to visit Ayres Vineyard to explore their estate and taste through their delicious wines, and we were struck with tremendous appreciation for this wonderful operation and the unique terroir of Ribbon Ridge. We look forward to writing in great detail about our visit, but for now he're is a teaser shot of the Ayres lineup of reds taken as we tasted and enjoyed them outside at the property.
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Have you tried wine from Ribbon Ridge?
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"Seduces you immediately, with expressive violet and dark raspberry aromas that open to polished and brilliantly structured blueberry, savory anise and tea flavors that take on richness on a long finish. Drink now through 2026." 96 pts. Tim Fish, Senior Editor wine_spectator
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Our cherished, enigmatic 10-acre site continues to inspire and surprise us. Its sweet earth and spice aromas always prevail, yet in this vintage we discovered a new bouquet of wildflower blooms — a welcome evolution, or perhaps a signature of the vintage. The palate shows hallmark depth and balance, with candied berry, granite, and a waft of expertly roasted coffee. Long, lithe tannins carry the composition to an electric finish. We noted several moments passed before full expression in the glass, promoting our strong suspicion of timeless cellar potential.
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Smashed cranberry, forest after rain, tart raspberry. Almost-ripe cherry, fresh lavender, juicy mulberry. Ground cardamom and white pepper, wild poppies and rose hip tea. Pure, tart, and lively berry fruit bursts with beautiful primary intensity, spilling farmstand strawberry, blueberry, and blood orange with unpretentious elegance. Violets appear and lead a waft of fragrant flower garden aromatics through evergreen, sage, and crispy forest air aided by a pleasant whiff of sweet tobacco. Lightly spiced, exuding just a dash of cumin that muddles cohesively with saline sandy earth and fine-grained soil. Clean, classic, and quite restrained without ever losing focus on temptingly pristine fruit. Medium in body with medium tannin and medium plus acidity. This 2017 Chehalem Mountains Gamay Noir by Ayres Vineyard is a beautifully balanced and wonderfully delicious wine from the Willamette Valley's other red grape.
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Pinot Noir may be the king of Willamette Valley reds, but it by no means is the only red wine grape that thrives in the vineyards of Northwestern Oregon. This bottling, crafted by Ayres Vineyard using Gamay sourced from within the Chehalem Mountains sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley, proves that this humble grape from Beaujolais has exciting potential in one of America's most famous cool climate regions. While not quite as lifted or ethereal as Pinot Noir can be this wine is bursting with oodles of unique character and personality. It is exceedingly juicy and delicious maintaining exceptional balance while expressing complex notes of forest and earth throughout. Ayers treats their Gamay nearly exactly like their Pinot Noir during vinification and up until bottling, and they have managed to create an extremely impressive offering here.
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Who makes your favorite Gamay?
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OREGON 🇺🇸 — As the wave of great vintages continues in Oregon, our senior editor Owen Bargreen has been tasting his way through hundreds of fantastic new releases. Some of the world’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir come from Oregon and its diverse AVAs and the quality of production seems to be at an all-time high, with nearly 300 new releases being scored 90 Points or higher.
This in-depth tasting report highlights over 450+ beautiful new releases (primarily from 2015-2017), which range from amazing values to wines that are amongst the most compelling in the world. === Report Link in Bio ===
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The pre-Thanksgiving winery open houses certainly lived up to the hype yesterday! I feel like I need to train for that better next year. 😂 We were ambitious and stopped by:⁣⁣
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alexanawinery where the GSM was our favorite of the day - surprising for me! Paired with chocolate truffles put it over the top. ⁣🍷⁣
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coleneclemens for the most amazing spread of food. Tasting the 2011 Victoria was a real treat as well as the 2016 Max.⁣ 🥧🦀⁣
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domainedivio for the release of the latest Toison D'Or Pinot Noir - the best of the best barrels selected by their winemaker, Bruno. Also pre-ordered their new bubbles that will be released in just a couple of weeks. 🎉⁣
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hazelferncellars was last but certainly not least! Everything we tasted was stunning from their winter rosé to the release of Noir and everything in-between. The overall experience and vibe here are always something special. ♥️ ⁣

I also got to meet IG friend, westcoastwineguy, while out - a pleasure meeting and talking with you! 😃⁣
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Did you do any winery visits this weekend? If so, tell me where! ⁣⬇️⁣
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#foodandwine #dundeehills #chehalemmountains #ribbonridge #newberg #oregonwineries #oregonwine #winelife #thanksgivingwine #⁣winesofinstagram #winelover #winetasting #thatoregonlife⁣
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Tonight was a night where life came full circle.

About 6 years ago, I was offered an incredibly generous scholarship so I could join the George Fox Art Department. I had never dreamed I could go to such a place because of my lack of funding. It was a dream come true! Those two years in the Art Department changed my life 💗
Today I got the opportunity to help another student like me. Some of the most kind people I know planned a beautiful dinner night to raise funds to help a new friend stay in the art department. Tonight was an incredible night of sharing stories, raising money, and celebrating together! I got to paint for this event 💗
This painting sold for $3000 and created a new scholarship... like the one that was given to me!
I cry just thinking about it! Only 6 years later I get the opportunity to be the person to help someone in my same spot.
Good things come to those who hope.
Generosity can change someones life.

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It’s only Jack’s second vintage and he’s already starting to take charge — as expected! Happy harvest, dear friends...
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Beaux Frères Vineyard & Winery got its start in 1986 when Michael Etzel discovered and purchased an abandoned pig farm with the hope of one day turning it into a world class Pinot Noir vineyard. Thanks to hard work, perseverance, and magnificent terroir located in what would become the Ribbon Ridge appellation of the Willamette Valley, Beaux Frères has now become one of the marquee Pinot Noir producers in all of Oregon.
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We had the pleasure of visiting the Beaux Frères estate during our time in the Willamette Valley and were struck by the remarkable wines making their way out from this small but mighty operation. Theirs are dense, powerful, and age-worthy iterations of Pinot Noir that maintain extraordinary ethereal elegance along with impressively full-throttle intensity. These wines are simply unlike anything else we've experienced from Oregon or elsewhere and sitting down to work our way side-by-side through their lineup was a riveting experience. For those looking for ultra-premium Willamette Valley Pinot Noir there may be no better choice than the wines of Beaux Frères; you'll surely enjoy trying them as much as we did.
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Have you heard of Beaux Frères?
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Let’s raise a glass to Friday, shall we?! ⠀⠀
This weekend is going to be a busy one in the Willamette Valley, jam-packed with tons of fun Pre-Thanksgiving events and opportunities to stock up on wine for the holidays. I’m having a hard time narrowing down the list of events I want to attend, though these are my top contenders:
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• Flâneur Thanksgiving Wines, Saturday & Sunday 11-4 at the Grain Elevator. Flâneur will be pouring their ‘16 Couvee Constantin Pinot Noir (and others), which was named one of the best wines for Thanksgiving by foodandwine Magazine. Entry is $30, or complimentary for club members.
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• Beauxfreres Pre-Thanksgiving Open House, Saturday from 10 to 3. This annual event is a rare opportunity to drop in to the normally by appointment only winery, and one of the only times that you can also taste sequiturwine & coattailswine at Beaux Fréres. $25, complimentary for club members.
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• delancellottiwines Pre-Thanksgiving Open House Friday & Saturday 11-4, pouring new releases. $30, free for club members.
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• hundredsunswine Fall Tasting, Saturday 12-3 at their winery - Gamay, Grenache, and hats!
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Are you headed to any fun events this weekend, in the Willamette Valley or elsewhere?
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We've outlasted the elements, and it's time for a reward. Get out to McMinnville for barrel tastings this weekend (and beyond) and a night with readings from Oregon poet laureate, Kim Stafford. Go to www.visitmcminnville.com to plan your trip. .
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Rich dark cherry, fallen pine cone, pomegranate reduction. Tart marionberry, candied violet, fresh raspberry puree. Morel mushroom and tree bark, vanilla powder and sea salt. Sweet strawberry, cranberry compote, and huckleberry preserve lead a deep and surprisingly dark-fruited attack offset subtly by fragrant natural tones of spruce and forest floor. Iris, chocolate orange, and cola converge with nutmeg and holiday spice to complement just a tinge of decadence that contrasts pleasantly against black olive and lightly savory notes. Sandy loam and dried seafloor impart impressions of soil that play well into the pretty, poised, and polished profile. While still quite young, primary, and driven largely by its fruit there is plenty palate weight to balance out ample structure. Nicely tart and dry sitting squarely at medium in body with elevated levels of both tannin and acidity. This 2014 Lewis Rogers Lane Pinot Noir by Ayres Vineyard is a layered and complex archetypal Ribbon Ridge red.
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Located near the northwestern edge of Oregon's Willamette Valley just outside of Portland, Ribbon Ridge is a unique highly delineated subappellation that is putting out a slew of absolutely incredible wine. This bottling, crafted by Ayres Vineyard using Pinot Noir sourced from their estate in Ribbon Ridge, is an excellent example of the character of this small but interesting region. This wine exudes Ribbon Ridge's typical dark yet elegant fruit profile along with intriguing natural essences and even a bit of salinity from the area's marine sedimentary soils. At 6 years old it is barely starting to reveal delicate tertiary components thus promising many years of graceful improvement in the cellar. This is an excellent wine that precisely defines the delicious personality of Ribbon Ridge.
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Have you tried Pinot Noir from Ribbon Ridge?
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Beaux Frères in bed is my love language. +10 if it’s in Zaltos. Ready to watch alabamahannah pick chicken nugget of sadness jedwyatt when mikejohnson1_ is the fine wine we all deserve. 🙄🍷 ...

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We have just released our 2018 Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir and it is delicious!
It has serious dark red color and depth, the nose is typical of Ribbon Ridge with floral notes of fresh cherry blossom, mineral notes, cassis and pitted cherry. The flavors of orange and grapefruit zest shows upfront in the mouth, followed by blackberry, peppery fresh berries, fine grained tannins on and elevated finish of chocolate dipped strawberries.
Come and visit us at Domaine Divio to taste it. We are open 7 days a week; 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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First not-so-formal, yet intensely serious, RR and RIDGECREST wine tasting in the yurt. We had so much fun with our Danish guests that we’ll definitely do it again - and again - and again all Spring and Summer. .
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I wanted to get Bono the perfect Christmas present, but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for 🎶
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Such joy & excitement celebrating the first day of this new year opening the very first bottles of #hamiltonrusselloregon #pinotnoir! #oregonwine #zenacrownvineyard #eolaamityhills #bramblehill #ribbonridge 🍷 ...

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A fond and final farewell to team 2019! A few members of the squad have stayed on for our biggest bottling run of the year, but the real action is already beginning to feel like a distant memory. It was a vintage that will not soon be forgotten — quintessentially Oregon, it had a little bit of everything. It kept us on our toes at every turn and reminded us of what makes this region such a compelling place to produce wine. To each and every member of the team, thank you for leaving your unique mark on this place. You will be remembered and missed!
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