Ribbon Ridge is widely known as one of the Willamette Valley's most prestigious growing areas. It is home to some of our most famous Pinot noir producers: Beaux Freres, Patricia Green Cellars, and Brick House to name our favorite three. What Ribbon Ridge is far less known for—outstanding Pinot for less than $30.
At least for today, we can change that with these two rare Ribbon Ridge Pinot values: 2019 Red Electric Interurban and 2019 Vincent. The Prince of Pinot's PinotFile newsletter continues despite The Prince's official retirement; check out his glowing review for Red Electric. And don't miss Vincent's Ribbon Ridge, which has become one of the Willamette Valley's standout Pinot values. It's so good!
$26.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($28.95 regular)
94 points PinotFile: "Instantly gratifying in a mid-weight plus style offering inspired aromas of dark red cherry, Marionberry and classic Ribbon Ridge bramble. A wine with gracious power, offering flavors of dark cherry and purple and black berry with welcome spice. Easygoing, with tame tannins, well-integrated oak, and a clean lengthy finish. Still superb when tasted the following day from a previously opened bottle. (Note: this is one helluva value in premium Pinot Noir!)."
Us: Like The Prince says, one helluva value in premium Pinot. Red Electric is a dynamite new partnership between winemaker John Grochau and winegrower Doug Ackerman, who owns Ribbon Ridge's Armstrong vineyard.
$24.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($26.95 regular)
In our esteem, this is one of the Willamette Valley's standout Pinot values. Vincent nails the best of Ribbon Ridge, one of the Willamette Valley's most prestigious winegrowing areas. Vibrant and super silky with yummy dark red fruit, delectably accented by floral and Ribbon Ridge earth notes. It has classic Pinot elegance yet it's full of delicious fruit. Seriously outstanding, this stellar Pinot noir is entirely from Armstrong vineyard (like the Red Electric).
You'd be wise to poke around on the website for a couple other Ribbon Ridge-based Pinots, which are far too limited to include in this offer. Hint: one may or not rhyme with Bameron and the other may have been mentioned above as one of the most famous Ribbon Ridge producers...