The natural high acidity and underlying minerality of the Ribbon Ridge AVA are in evidence here. The primary fruit flavors are clear and juicy—raspberry and tart cherry. The wine feels chiseled and deep, with excellent aging potential.
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.