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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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“Willamette Valley and its sub-AVAs”.
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Secondly, we have Ribbon Ridge AVA. It began as the southwestern part of Chehalem Mountains but has recently been recognized as a separate AVA. The uniqueness comes from both the shallow layer of uniformly oceanic sedimentary soils called “WillaKenzie” from the nearby Willamette and MacKenzie Rivers at top bedrock sandstone and the protection from weather patterns by the surrounding hills. Consisting of only 3500 acres, with less than 500 acres planted it’s the smallest AVA in the valley. .
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Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noirs are smooth and supple with excellent balance of spice and elegant floral notes without the more acidic punch from many of its neighbors. Notable producers here are beauxfreres , patriciagreencellars , domainedivio , ayresvineyard , and trisaetum_winery . .
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Yamhill-Carlton is nestled between the coastal range to the West and the Chehalem Mountains to the Northeast. The AVA is defined by a u-shaped series of hills and the Yamhill River running thru an area of over 60,000 acres with 1,200 acres of vineyards. Sitting in the rain shadow of the coastal range and the well-draining marine sedimentary soils are the keys to the wines. Vines stop shooting here earlier than elsewhere in the valley leaving more time for ripening.
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The wines have silky integrated tannins with dark fruit notes, tobacco and coffee with floral overtones and medium acid. .
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Notable producers are: kwcellars , willakenzie , wildairecellars and soterwines . .
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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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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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I don’t know where I got this wine. I don’t know how long I have it - but this 2012 Auxerrois from adelsheim is epic! Still fresh, high acid, delicious! Now to get more!
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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.


#willamettevalley #winerycat #catstagram #winestagram #farmcats #oregonwinecountry #winecountry #catslover #winelover #farm #cats #wine #beauxfreres #winerylife #ribbonridge #beauxfrères
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Team cheers to the first still wine picks of the crush season - Pinot Noir from the Ribbon Ridge vineyard.
#sainturban #harvest2019 #ribbonridge #pinotnoir #trisaetum #trisaetumwinery
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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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#4decadesinthemaking #oregonwinery #willamettevalley #willamettevalleywine #willamettewine #oregonwine #traveloregon #livecertified #estatewine #dryfarmwines #screwcap #ribbonridge #gamay #gamaynoir #beaujolais #pinotnoir #oregonpinotnoir #riesling #urbanwinery #portlandoregontattoo
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One our favorite parts of harvest is being at the winery late enough to witness some beautiful vineyard sunsets

#harvest2019 #ribbonridge #trisaetum #pinotnoir #riesling #oregonwinecountry
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Trisaetum’s 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is a blend of the estate’s three vineyard sites, located in Yamhill-Carlton, Ribbon Ridge, and the Dundee Hills. Concentrated summer berries are balanced by a mild peppery spiciness and a clay-like minerality.  We picked up two bottles of this one, and tucked one away to lay down for a few years.  I will be curious to compare the differences later on.  We also have a Trisaetum Riesling that I am looking forward to opening soon.  Happy Monday!

#wine #winestagram #winesofinstagram #pinotnoir #redwine #oregon #porchtime #nwwines #summer #winelife #instawine #summervibes #winelover #oregonwine #winemoments #willamettevalley #drinklocal #dryfarmedvines #trisaetum #yamhillcarlton #ribbonridge #dundeehills
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“Willamette Valley and its sub-AVAs”.
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Dundee Hills AVA abuts Yamhill Carlton to the east and sits just south of Chehalem Mountains. This is the oldest planted area in the Willamette and has almost 2,200 acres of planted vines in the 6,500-acre AVA. Dundee Hills is mainly comprised of Basalt lava flows called “Jory” and starts above the 200 ft elevation line where sedimentary soils are minimal. .
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Wines are known for rich complexity, bright fruit notes, minerality, and silky tannins. Notable producers include domainedrouhinoregon mareshvineyard depontecellars , domaineserene and sokolblosser . .
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The McMinnville AVA lies South and West of the Yamhill Carlton, running up the eastern slopes of the Coast Range comprising of over 40,000 acres. The soils, rich but shallow, alluvial and marine sedimentary deposits over a base layer of basalt and cooling effect from winds funneled off the Pacific from the south keep the vineyards cool and dry.
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Long hang times affect fruit maturity and wines show well with rich black fruit notes, spice, and earthy flavors. Small blocks are usually vinified separately and sometimes blended into estate wines depending on desired outcomes. Notable producers here are: brittanvineyards , hylandestates , youngberg_hill and maysarawinery .
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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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During the shut-down in March we were able to completely renovate our patio to be covered, comfortable, and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine!



#trisaetumwinery #trisaetum #oregonpinotnoir #ribbonridge #ribbonridgeava
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2017 Flâneur Wines - Flanerie Vineyard Pinot Noir (92 pts) flaneurwines ·
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ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Pinot Noir from estate vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge AVA in Willamette Valley, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2003 with four clones of Pinot Noir on marine sedimentary soils. The vineyard is dry-farmed with sustainable principles. Hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, and 7% whole cluster fermentation. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels with 21% new oak·
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👁 Medium ruby·
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👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of wet rock, pomegranate, black cherry, black plum, chicory, sage, and prosciutto·
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👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium- chalky tannins, medium+ alcohol (14.3%), and medium+ body. A medium+ length finish of wet rock and crunchy black fruit·
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🔔 The slightly herbal floral (that I referred to as Chicory above) on the wine is unique. The pervasive wet rock combined with the chalky tannins screams minerality. This Pinot Noir is more black-fruited. The palate has sophisticated tannins that slowly dry out your tongue, making you crave for more. This wine holds 14.3% ABV very well due to the concentration and overall weight of the palate without being heavy for a Pinot. A winery making all of the right moves·
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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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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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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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Some well-deserved attention for the ribbonridge AVA from wineenthusiast. ❤️ Link to article in bio. ...

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Good morning Oregon! West Wind Vineyard, Ribbon ridge Ava
#oregonwine #oregonexplored #willamettevalley #ribbonridge #ribbonridgeava #westwindvineyard #purplehandswinery #haakonlenai #pinot #pinotnoir #Oregonpinot #goodmorning #beautiful #sunrise #vineyard #grapes #grapefarm #farming #farm #people #summer #clouds #dream #dreamy #happyplace #love
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New world, old world. • • •
#wine #winelovers #beauxfreres #josephvoillot #burgundy #burgundywine #ribbonridge #1er #premiercru #volnay #oregonwine #americanwine #frenchwine #pinotnoir #winecommunity #terroir #vino #cheers
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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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