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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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Barely-ripe raspberry, crushed rock, raw cranberry. Crisp watermelon, rosemary sprig, juicy white peach. Vibrant and zippy bursts of tart strawberry, underripe pomegranate, yellow cherry, and grapefruit zest highlight a crisp and surprisingly complex fruit core intricately embellished with hints of citrus blossom, pine needle, and pink sea salt. Delicate floral notes of jasmine, rose petal, and lavender emerge within wafts of dainty perfume that intertwines with fresh thyme in a lightly herbal twist. Subtle forest tones of evergreen and fallen leaves reveal a streak of mild organic charm while fresh salinity and stony minerals impart persistent blasts of remarkably clean earthiness. Elegant and expressive on the nose while remaining bright and focused on the palate; exhibiting crystalline purity and a uniquely mineral texture that is simultaneously thirst quenching and intriguing. Medium in body and perfectly balanced by near-electric high acidity. This 2018 Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir by Ayres Vineyard & Winery is a terrifically layered, energetic, and serious rosé from Oregon's Ribbon Ridge. 

Although the Willamette Valley's tiny sub-appellation of Ribbon Ridge is known for producing tremendously ethereal and expressive Pinot Noir, this small but mighty region is also the home of some unquestionably impressive rosé. This bottling, crafted by Ayres Vineyard & Winery using Pinot Noir grown on their Ribbon Ridge estate, showcases an excitingly distinct and delicious take on classically-styled rosé. While certainly fresh, delicate, and refreshing this wine contains a cornucopia of wonderfully delineated fruit that marries incredible complexity and crispness. Its floral, forest, and herbal notes are particularly notable and combine with textured minerality to provide a special drinking experience. Outstanding. 

Have you tried Oregon rosé?

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Sliced dark cherry, rose petal, fresh orange peel. Sweet raspberry, dry leaves, ripe strawberry. Subtle cardamom and ground allspice, chopped wood and brown mushroom. A juicy and lifted fruit-focused bouquet explodes with candied cranberry, blueberry, and pomegranate; appearing extremely young, fresh, and primary while displaying nice tension and distinctly adolescent charm. Forest floor, stems, and bud wood reveal first signs of earthy nuance but are largely masked behind the strikingly pure yet restrained fruit. Mild clove, vanilla, anise, and exotic spice complement a dusting of delicate seasoning that again is no match for the youthful and backward berry-filled attack. Solidly medium in body with soft tannin and a jolt of refreshing acidity that keeps this balanced and elegant wine quite tart and crunchy. Enjoyable to drink now but absolutely nowhere near its peak. This 2017 "One" Pinot Noir by Ayres Vineyard & Winery well made and age-worthy Willamette Valley red from Ribbon Ridge.
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While Pinot Noir can often be consumed young it typically takes time for this grape's best wines to reach their most complete and complex form. This bottling, crafted by Ayres Vineyard & Winery using Pinot Noir sourced from their estate vineyard in the tiny Ribbon Ridge appellation, is a great example of a wine that is clearly destined for greatness with time in the cellar. Although actually quite delicious to drink now this barely 2 year old wine is clearly still in its infancy, and would be an ideal candidate for many years of cellar aging to allow it to blossom. Open a bottle now and then again in 5, 10, and 15 years to follow this wine's evolution into something truly special. Excellent job here by Ayres.
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Do you have the patience to age wine?
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A little escape to wine country was just what I needed today 🍷 How do you unwind?

#pinotandpistols #domainedivio #pinotnoir #oregonpinot #oregonpinotnoir #willamettevalley #ribbonridge #chehalemmountains
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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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Say hello to Penny Pinot, the now official name of our first-ever full-time winery cat. She’s acclimated herself to the action around here quite quickly, being just enough of a rascal and a renegade to fit right in with our motley crew of creatures. Keep an eye out for her on your next visit — she just might sneak away from her winery patrol and say hello.


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We’re officially in the flow of another vintage. Follow along with us here over the next several weeks as we capture some of the sights and sounds that emerge, and feel free to reach out and ask questions, offer encouragement, or even make plans to visit us and catch the action firsthand — your support is the fuel that keeps this fire burning, without a doubt. Wherever you may be, we wish you all a happy and fruitful harvest season!
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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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Bidding for this year's wvauction is now open to the trade. Crafted by Winemaker Kate Ayres and Founding Winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash, this year's one-of-a-kind Pinot Noir lot is sourced from some of the Ribbon Ridge AVA's oldest vines. It was an honor to work with the fruit from Harry Peterson-Nedry’s incomparable “OG” vineyards— Wind Ridge and Ridgecrest. Learn more about Lot 3: OGs on the Ridge at the link in our bio.

And remember, all funds raised beyond the opening bids, as well as through the paddle raise pledge, will go to the beardfoundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans as part of the #OpenForGood campaign. All are encouraged and eligible to donate. 🍇 #WVauction
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Are you as old as Harry? Not many people are 😜 but if you ARE over 21 you should be on our mailing list. Join today via link in bio! 🍷 #rrwines #mailinglist #wiseman ⁠
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New world, old world. • • •
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She’s our muse. Our compass. Our first love in the Willamette Valley. She deserves a day of her own. For all these reasons and so many more, we hope you’ll raise a glass with us and say: HAPPY PINOT NOIR DAY 🍷❤️

#pinotnoirday #pinotnoirlover #winelover #winestagram #willamettevalley #pinotnoir #longlivethequeen #winetime #oregonpinotnoir #oregonwinecountry #ribbonridge #beauxfreres #beauxfrères
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Some well-deserved attention for the ribbonridge AVA from wineenthusiast. ❤️ Link to article 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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As of tomorrow, Friday May 15, the Domaine Divio tasting room will be open for you to come and visit us!

Join us for a tasting flight, a relaxing glass of wine, or even a bottle as you swap your quarantine stories.

Our staff have been briefed, trained and tested on our strict new safety measures to insure that you as our guests will have the safest and most enjoyable wine country experience possible.

Bookings are essential, and you can make your reservation by calling us at 503.334.0903 or emailing info@domainedivio.com

See you soon!
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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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Good morning Oregon! West Wind Vineyard, Ribbon ridge Ava
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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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Wild blueberry, pine needle, tart dark cherry. Orange zest, turned earth, crunchy boysenberry. Snappy cranberry, black raspberry, and pomegranate highlight a gorgeously delicate and aromatic fruit core intricately complicated by evergreen, lavender oil, and forest floor. Beautiful organic tones of tree bark, tea leaf, and baby bella mushroom enhance the ethereal and expansive attack offset by notes of violets and blooming red rose. Cardamom and nutmeg converge with a pinch of allspice to provide additional layers of complexity as damp earth reveals one final tribute to terroir. Precise, lively, and perfectly balanced; exhibiting flawless typicity and wonderful restraint within its delightfully serious yet unintimidating profile. Medium in body with elevated tannin and bright acidity. This 2017 "Perspective" Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir by Ayres Vineyard is an impressively elegant, classic, and delicious red from the Willamette Valley.
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Located in the northwestern corner of Oregon's Willamette Valley just southwest of Portland, Ribbon Ridge is a unique sub-appellation famous for producing darker-fruited Pinot Noir that expresses beautiful earth and spice characteristics. This bottling, crafted by Ayres Vineyard using Pinot Noir sourced from within Ribbon Ridge, spectacularly exemplifies the distinct personality of this region. While it contains no shortage of fresh and energetic berry fruit this wine manages to remain impressively delicate, conjuring just as much of its complexity through tones of soil, nature, and spice as from its fruit. This is an extremely balanced and delicious offering that punches well above its modest weight. Excellent.
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Have you tried Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir?
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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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