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2008 Chehalem Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge
3.8 average rating 21 ratingsrate it
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 91
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About Chehalem

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.

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2008 Chehalem Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge

Producer: Chehalem
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011

Bright ruby-red.  Seductive perfume of candied red berries, sassafras and incense, with a suave floral nuance that builds with aeration.  Offers sweet red and dark berry flavors that show a liqueur-like intensity, with slow-building mineral and spice notes adding vivacity and back-end lift.  The long finish features a juicy dark fruit character.  This will benefit from at least another five years of bottle age.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Very nice and will get better...
02/28/2014
by PAwinelover
Another solid effort from a 2008 WV Pinot Noir. Nice nose, good mouthfeel and legs, smooth taste and finish. Glad I bought a case as this one will be a nice one over the next 18months or so...

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Pinot Noir

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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