2002 Ribbon Ridge (RR) Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge
Producer: Ribbon Ridge (RR)
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Ribbon Ridge
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2005
($60) Medium red. Ripe strawberry aroma, with hints of mocha and cocoa powder. Fat and mouthfilling, with the concentrated, ripe red berry flavors nicely complemented by oak spice. Finishes with good length and subtle tannic bite, the spicy notes becoming stronger and the strawberry returning.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
A Pinot with Wild Game?
Yes. Brought this from the cellar for the annual wild duck dinner (hunt 'em and eat 'em). It stood up to the duck and the combination was so good that the consumption rate was close to 750 ml per person---and all the ducks we cooked were gone too. Beautiful wine with great body, color and nose. Wish I had bought more!
Pinot for cabernet lovers!
A very elegant wine; full bodied with concentrated
flavors of dark fruits with a long finish. NOT one of the flowery light pinots that leave the cabernet lover looking for more intense flavor. I wish I had
by Tom Harman
Medium color and body with tannins that obscure the pleasant fruit. The next day the tannins still dominated, suggesting to me that this wine will not benefit that much from age because of the level of fruit extract.
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A good wine but a little weak
Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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