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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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February 2020
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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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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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"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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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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It’s #thirstythursday so if you love to #gowinetasting then checkout the #winetastingroom at #beauxfreres atop #ribbonridge where #pinotnoir is elevated to a #liquidartwork #willamettevalleywineries specialize in #pinotnoirwine Come #experiencewillamette Its a great place to #tasteandtravel while #winetouring The #bottleofwines in their #tastingroom is a #winetastingexperience you’ll never forget as this #oregonwinery is making exquisite #willamettevalleywine But they’re not the only #localwinery worth trying so plan a #winetourweekend to visit the #ribbonridgreava because the #oregonwineexperience is a #wineloversparadise Really, truly plan a #winegetaway to #winetaste #wvwines ! If you #likethispost then please check out my favorite other #jauntsandhaunts and #followmetoo ! ...

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Have you experienced this wine? Among the many storied Oregon vintages that have been made at this winery, the lore of the ‘94 maintains some particularly hallowed ground. While not a wine that Michael would point to as a hallmark of his preferred style (he’ll more commonly call out the ‘93 as a favorite from his early years), he will concede that — now 25 years into its life — the wine has still yet to reach its peak. In a recent tasting here at the winery alongside his son’s newly released 2017 Pinot Noir from the same vineyard, his perspective was confirmed, along with a growing confidence towards the age-ability of our current release. What’s the oldest Oregon vintage you’ve recently tasted? .
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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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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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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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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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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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Never miss a Monday they say! Pretty sure that pertains to getting exercise but whatever; I'm going to apply it to wine this week. 😂⁣

coleneclemens has been a favorite of mine for many years. The tasting room is gorgeous with a huge patio and views, the tasting room associates are knowledgeable, laid back, and friendly, and the wines are consistently delicious. Check them out if/when you're visiting Oregon wine country.🍷⁣

This 2017 Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir is a great weeknight wine coming in under $30! Nice red fruit and baking spices on the nose and palate. I chilled this slightly along with decanting for a few hours and it was ideal; it really softened in a beautiful way.💕⁣

Counting down the days until our beach getaway coming up this weekend! What are you looking forward to? ❓⁣

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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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This is exactly what I have been craving!⁣

The 2017 cameronwinery Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with my shitty week. 💩Why? Because it smells like cow manure. Stay with me because as unpleasant as that may sound, I love this wine and all the funk it brings. Maybe because it reminds me of my time michiganstateu when the whole campus smelled like cow manure all Spring. Go green! 😂 ⁣

The nose also has mushroom and rainy day vegetation with a slight touch of cedar. The palate offers that same funk with tart cherry and a touch of baking spice mixed in. Bigger tannins than typical for an Oregon Pinot. Super fun and definitely becoming a regular staple in our house. 💯⁣

Fantastic value at roughly $25 to $30. This is a must try if you love funky Pinots. What's your preference? 🍷⁣

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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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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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Studying wine has been a trip and something my spirits background only helps minimally. I may not have the most refined of tasting notes, but here’s my review: This gamay is dangerous, chugable, skip the decanter and just throw a straw in the bottle. Perfect porch pounder. Enjoying Oregon’s fun take on classic French grapes. And chehalemwines has some of the coolest labels out there! Sláinte ...

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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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