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2010 Chehalem Pinot Noir Reserve 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 Reserve Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge

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

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

Vivid ruby-red.  A heady, complex bouquet displays scents of red fruit liqueur, blood orange, potpourri, vanilla and mocha, with a bright mineral overtone.  Palate-staining but energetic, offering an array of red berry and floral pastille flavors and a zesty Asian spice nuance.  Sweet and precise on the finish, which leaves intense raspberry and star anise notes behind.  This sexy pinot should age slowly and positively over at least the next decade.

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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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