The winery names Ribbon Springs its “most important source” of Pinot Noir grapes. The Ribbon Ridge AVA, a small subset of the northern Willamette Valley, is distinguishing itself for refined, focused Pinots such as this. Raspberries and rocks collide in midpalate, with a lick of milk chocolate as it fades into a gentle finish. The alcohol is listed at 13.2%.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.