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2009 Chehalem Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge
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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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2009 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 | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Ruby-red.  Fresh red fruits and flowers on the highly perfumed nose and in the mouth.  Juicy and focused, displaying very good energy and slow-mounting spiciness.  Finishes with impressive clarity and cut for a wine from a ripe vintage, leaving tangy berry skin notes behind.

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

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