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2010 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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2010 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 2013

Deep red.  Intense raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by notes of pomegranate and spicecake.  A sexy floral quality complements fresh red and dark berry flavors, and juicy acidity contributes lift and focus.  Closes tangy, smoky and long, with resonating spiciness and slow-building tannins.  I've no doubt that this energetic pinot will be even better with another five years of bottle age.

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