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90 POINTS, Wine Advocate
This wine is only made in very special vintages—and 2011 is definitely special. The wine is dense, three-dimensional, well-structured in acid and tannin, spherically balanced and the epitome of Ribbon Ridge’s red-black Pinot Noir capabilities. Alcohol is perfect, pH likewise, phenolics are round and beautiful, and acids focused. Expect to be wowed today, but also expect a classic scenario of pulling this wine from cellar in 30 years and wondering how a wine could be this good. Classic is a good summary word.
$99.00 per Bottle
This wine is only made in very special vintages—and 2008 is definitely special, being one of the two or three most intense, pure and ageable vintages I’ve seen. The wine is dense, three-dimensional, well-structured in acid and tannin, spherically balanced and the epitome of Ribbon Ridge’s red-black Pinot Noir capabilities. Alcohol is perfect, pH likewise, phenolics are round and beautiful, and acids focused. Expect to be wowed today, but also expect a classic scenario of pulling this wine from cellar in 30 years and wondering how a wine could be this good.
94 points, Wine Advocate
93 points,
Stephan Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar

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Available Inventory: 3
$99.00 per Bottle
In certain vintages you perfectly capture the essence of the variety, terroir, and growing season. So much so you can't blend it away. So much so that you save it for friends who are as obsessed by great Pinot Noir as you are. This is such a wine. Red-blue-black, very intense color; deep plum and licorice and pepper flavors; red, complex fruit; lovely length and finish—exceptionally elegant; fine tannin. A once-every-few-years wine. ONLY 6 CASES LEFT!
95 points, Wine Enthusiast
Available Inventory: 18
$99.00 per Bottle
Due to the limited availability of this item, the maximum order quantity is 6.
91 PTS, TANZER
2011 is the epitome of an “ageable vintage” as far as we are concerned, and our Reserve tier is the most age-worthy of all the Chehalem wines. This Pinot Noir Reserve is exhibiting plenty of youthful charm, with a progression towards more thoughtful complexity with time in the glass. First notes are exalted bright fruit aromatics of red-to-black raspberry, cassis, dark cherry, and some ethereal violets, thyme, and black tea. More evolution brings smoky grilled lamb shank and peppercorn, with dark chocolate and barrel aromatics highlighting the nose. The palate is elegant yet assertive, with a firm structure or fine tannin, astounding balance, and a full, rich finish. Only time will show how much more this will evolve.

100% Estate-Grown Pinot Noir from Ridgecrest Vineyards, Ribbon Ridge AVA

$60.00 per Bottle
Although we had a cooler year in 2010, that doesn’t mean the fruit, balance, and structure are anything short of ideal. Asian spice and fruit is ample, as well as cola, fresh raspberry, dusty black cherry, plum pie, cedar, morels, hints of earth, and a balanced barrel component. We think this wine is a classic example of elegance, showing finesse and texture over size, with velour-like tannins, a supple silky finish, and impeccable balance.
93 points, Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar
93 points, "Cellar Selection,"
Wine Enthusiast
Available Inventory: 32
$60.00 per Bottle
This Pinot is truly reserve status. It opens with soft, sensual, ripe red fruits, berry pie, sun-warmed strawberries and sweet red cherry. On the nose you encounter cinnamon gum and baking spice, shuffled with tea, dark chocolate and cigar box. The finish is still young and firm, but there is delicacy and ageable notes from lilac blossom and pine resin. A wonderful wine for years to come.
91 points, Wine Advocate
91 points, Wine Spectator

$60.00 per Bottle
 This wine is a classic example of what finesse Stoller Vineyards can show on a cooler year. Always warmer than our other sites, this Pinot shows dense, dark cherry, red plum, and raspberry preserves. Typical earthiness and brown spice is accented by delicate violets, truffle, and vanilla. The structure is still firm, chewy and lengthy, but will evolve, soften and open with additional time.
92 points, Stephen Tanzer's Intl. Wine Cellar
$50.00 per Bottle
92 POINTS, Wine Spectator
Light to moderate color, this Pinot Noir may fool you into thinking it’s light in flavor and texture, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Classic Ridgecrest characteristics, with baking spice, bramble, cherry and black currant, cocoa powder, and earth. Lofty exotic aromatics are complemented by a palate that is perfectly weighty, with supple nappy tannins and a core of bright fruit. Five-spice and cherry pie showcase the flavor profile, with accents of iron, redwood, cardamom, and plum. Truly elegant and juicy, an outstanding representation of the oldest vines on Ribbon Ridge.
$50.00 per Bottle
Although a cooler year, this Ridgecrest shows layers, ripeness and complexity usually found in warmer vintages. There is an essence of blackberry and spiced cassis through the color, aroma, and flavor, a lush palate, and utterly perfect textural balance. Adjoined to fruit and spice is a vibrancy and freshness that shows the 2011 vintage, but hints more at the longevity and ageability than youth. Overall, the complexity and layers rule this wine, showing (but not limited to) black tea, Italian plum, earth, resin, berry pie, cinnamon, minerality, pencil shavings, and huckleberry.
92 points, Wine Spectator
92 points, EDITOR'S CHOICE, Wine Enthusiast
$50.00 per Bottle

Wind Ridge, as it always has been, is a bit more intense and brooding than its older sibling, Ridgecrest. 2013, in particular, shows more chewy tannin, more black fruit, and is a bit more shy upon its debut. Earth and forest floor, plum skin, blackberry, rose water and cedar box, with a hint of tobacco on the nose. The palate holds a core of tannin and restrained fruit, with lingering flavors of violet, cherry cola, spicy barrel, and a gorgeous tension between acid, fruit, and texture. A little age will help this beauty open its eyes.

$50.00 per Bottle
90 POINTS, Wine & Spirits
Corral Creek reminds us why we enjoy the cooler and lighter vintages so much, this vineyard wears delicacy and elegance so well it’s astounding. 2013 was no exception, and although the bright garnet color of this wine is somewhat pale, the texture and weight is beautiful and stunningly complex. Violets and cedar greet the entry to join a more prominent pomegranate and strawberry fruit leather nose. All of these attributes carryover seamlessly to a palate of lovely lifted fruit, slight woody accents, and a spicy, cherry, blood orange, hibiscus whirlwind, with dusty lithe tannins and a brightness that lingers long after the wine is gone.
$50.00 per Bottle
The freshness found in 2011 Corral Creek Pinot Noir is one of the reasons we love Chehalem Mountains AVA so much. The first thing you notice is the lovely red garnet color, beautiful clarity, and a vibrant persistent tart red cherry aroma and flavor. Tannin appears subtlety, almost as a silk nap texture, and is joined to bright acid and sea-air minerality. The finish shows cherry cola, light roast coffee, raspberry, and red plum skin, and the oak is light, yet integrated and complex. Give this elegant beauty a few more years to truly open-up.
92 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
90 points, Wine Spectator
$50.00 per Bottle