Ayres Vineyard

Pioneer Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir

9.243 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Very tight and reticent on the first night. Opened up very nicely with extended aeration. Very concentrated and somewhat muted Pinot Noir from a single 667 clone selection that shows flashes of brilliance in the glass today but is destined for the cellar. Hold for a minimum of 2 years if you want to experience the potential of this wine. Fortunately I have another bottle. Unfined and unfiltered, already showing some light traces of tartrates.

Very tight and reticent on the first night. Opened up very nicely with extended aeration. Very concentrated and somewhat muted Pinot Noir from a single 667 clone selection that shows flashes of brilliance in the glass today but is destined for the cellar. Hold for a minimum of 2 years if you want to experience the potential of this wine. Fortunately I have another bottle. Unfined and unfiltered, already showing some light traces of tartrates.

Jun 1st, 2018
Brad Hemmer

Bolder Pinot I’d expect to lighten up in a couple years.

Bolder Pinot I’d expect to lighten up in a couple years.

May 7th, 2018
Kaitlin Ohlinger

Some damn good OR juice from 2013. Still has the freshness of the vintage but in a mature place. Slight muskiness, dampness, but met with lots of red fruit.

Some damn good OR juice from 2013. Still has the freshness of the vintage but in a mature place. Slight muskiness, dampness, but met with lots of red fruit.

Jan 6th, 2018
Rebecca Fletcher

2015 vintage. Very subtle on the nose. M- intensity. Red berries. Damp earth. Powerful on the palate - black fruit and M+ tannins. Needs more time.

2015 vintage. Very subtle on the nose. M- intensity. Red berries. Damp earth. Powerful on the palate - black fruit and M+ tannins. Needs more time.

Nov 26th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Hazy, pale brick color with a bit of sediment. Cranberry, cherry, earth, cinnamon, tea, soy, floral, and vanilla. A lot going on with the nose. M+ acid, M tannin, dried herbs. Bitter on the front palate. Balanced.

Hazy, pale brick color with a bit of sediment. Cranberry, cherry, earth, cinnamon, tea, soy, floral, and vanilla. A lot going on with the nose. M+ acid, M tannin, dried herbs. Bitter on the front palate. Balanced.

Sep 17th, 2015
Lynn Penner-Ash

Owner/Winemaker Penner-Ash

8.9

Needs time, bright red fruit

Needs time, bright red fruit

Sep 3rd, 2015
Boxer Briefs

#wine is 100% #667 a purple, tannic, spicy monster, fruity, floral, seems like it will age for a minute. Need another bottle.

#wine is 100% #667 a purple, tannic, spicy monster, fruity, floral, seems like it will age for a minute. Need another bottle.

Jan 29th, 2015
Christopher Olin

Young

Dec 7th, 2014
Jessica Bagley

100% 667 clone

100% 667 clone

May 7th, 2013
Ryan Vento

Now this is some really good PN. Bright cherries laced in minerality, and floral fragrances as if walking through a rose garden that is planted parallel with a road that’s just had fresh asphalt applied. Perfumed yet damp and earthy. Love the back-label note:

“The best of our barrels comes to you in this very limited bottling. It is comprised entirely from our Ribbon Ridge vineyard’s sweet spot, all from Clone 667. Named in honor of an Oregon Trail pioneer, this is a wine that could stand up to such a journey.”

Now this is some really good PN. Bright cherries laced in minerality, and floral fragrances as if walking through a rose garden that is planted parallel with a road that’s just had fresh asphalt applied. Perfumed yet damp and earthy. Love the back-label note:

“The best of our barrels comes to you in this very limited bottling. It is comprised entirely from our Ribbon Ridge vineyard’s sweet spot, all from Clone 667. Named in honor of an Oregon Trail pioneer, this is a wine that could stand up to such a journey.”

Oct 10th, 2018