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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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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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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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Master of Wine and mega-badass Bree Boskov (winediviner) showing off the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley. Thank you, oregonwineboard, wvwines, stollerwine, and the countless producers who showed us around. So much good stuff, so close to home!⠀

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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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“Willamette Valley and its sub-AVAs”.
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Furthest South and East is the Eola-Amity Hills AVA consisting of 40,000 acres with 2,800 planted acres. Tilted layers of rocky volcanic basalt and sedimentary sandstone that are well drained and cool breezes from the Van Duzer Corridor keep acids high and concentrate flavors in the wines. .
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Eola-Amity Pinots are known for the intense black pepper notes with high acid, concentrated fruit notes and a strong tannic structure. Notable producers in Eola-Amity are: linguafrancawines , walterscottwines , evening_land , faillawinesoregon , bethelheightsvineyard , brynmawrvineyards and brookswinery .
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The newest AVA, as of 2019, is the Van Duzer Corridor directly to the west of Eola-Amity. This area, similar to the Petaluma Gap in California, funnels cool air in from the Pacific to dry and cool the vines during the summers and temper the cold in the spring and fall.
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Almost 60,000 acres in area with only 1,000 acres planted the AVA boasts consistent high-quality grapes with thicker skins for fuller body and more tannic structure. The first six Van Duzer producers are: vanduzervineyards , johanvineyards andantevineyard firesteedwinery , chateaubiancawinery and leftcoastwine . .
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And that’s all from Oregon, see you next time!
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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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Lovely background on our Oregon project in forbes today ❤️🍷❤️
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. https://www.forbes.com/sites/theworldwineguys/2020/05/26/is-oregon-the-new-burgundy-ask-a-wine-producer/?fbclid=IwAR2w5QwhS2wkKCvdTqMC10j-z29oIqxGOfcfkY-ynU1fbkL0SeKIbj5BMck#20df21a35c98
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Some well-deserved attention for the ribbonridge AVA from wineenthusiast. ❤️ Link to article in bio. ...

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What’s your favorite Pinot Noir from Oregon?
🍷 The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 | Beaux Freres
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