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Almost thirty years ago Harry Peterson-Nedry began scouting potential vineyard locations in Oregon's burgeoning wine country. He soon discovered what's now called Ribbon Ridge, an ancient, uniform sedimentary hillside at the extreme western end of the Chehalem Mountains. There, he planted the Ridgecrest Vineyard, Chehalem's oldest, in 1982.
90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010
($39) Bright ruby. Bitter cherry, dark berries, pungent flowers and dark chocolate on the nose. Juicy, pure dark berry and spice flavors offer very good depth and surprising precision. Nicely round if not exactly fleshy, with a youthfully bitter cherry skin note emerging with air. Finishes with supple tannins, a note of bitter chocolate and attractive lingering perfume. I'd hold onto this one for another three to four years before cracking it.
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91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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