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2005 Ribbon Ridge - Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyard

UNITED STATES / OREGON /
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 97289-2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Distinctly spicy, with lots of black pepper and clove character weaving through the lithe cherry and plum fruit, which lingers against refined tannins and lively acidity. This winery was formerly Ribbon Ridge Vineyards. Best from 2010 through 2016. 536 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Pale red. Rather wild cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by smoked meat, minerals and licorice; I might have called this a syrah, though admittedly a cool-climate version. Chewy bitter cherry flavor offer excellent depth, with a strong spicy overtone mounting with air. For all its flavor impact the wine is light to medium in body, with very good mineral snap and finishing sweetness. This needs full-flavored food.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Vinocholic
  • Self | Rating: 93

    A bright red color with yummy black cherry, blackberry and plum flavors intertwined with lively red fruits and cigar box aromas. Nice soft tannins with a mid-length finish.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2015
    Author: J.A.C.K.

Oregon has seen a huge boom in wine production in recent decades, as has the entire Pacific Northwest region. Once known for small wineries nestled amongst farmland, the Oregon wine industry has been the recipient of a huge capital influx, which has opened up new vine-growing territory and built numerous large-production brands. Although best known for Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, which sits at the same latitude as Burgundy, the state continues to build a reputation for Rhône and white varieties as well. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 47 bottles owned
  • 8 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 8 collectors)