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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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"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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In the 2014 vintage, we started a tradition of releasing a “super cuvée”, a collection of barrels that reflected the most exquisite expression of the vintage. The Cuvée ’59 became one of the more legendary releases from this winery, and set a very high bar for each subsequent submission in the series, including the newly-released addition from the 2018 vintage, The Giant. ⁣

Given the kindredness of the two vintages, Michael was inspired to take a pen and a pad and pop a Cuvée’59 from his cellar for the first time in a long while. From the notes, an exciting final draft emerged of a wine just starting to hit its stride: ⁣⁣
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“Beautiful crimson clarity with just a hint of brick. The wine has lost its baby fat and is now more terroir driven; the smell of earth/soil/iron. Great energy, still youthful but without any sharp edges. Rich yet balanced.”⁣⁣
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For those with a few of these in their cellar, another decade or more of development awaits. As for The Giant, the journey is just beginning, but our high expectations for its potential feel justified. The initial offer ends at midnight tonight; follow the link in our bio for more on the story. ⁣


Wishing all the dads a #HappyFathersDay — we hope you get the chance to open something just as special this evening!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 🍷❤️

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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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