Ridgecrest Gamay Noir, Ribbon Ridge, OR 2018
Harvested from the oldest block of Gamay Noir in the Willamette Valley, circa 1985, and treated with as much care and attention to detail as their Pinot Noir, thisis the first red wine release under the RIDGECREST label. Harry Nedry, who started Chehalem Winery, has now branched over to Ridgecrest Winery. Aromatically, the Gamay quickly dives into bright cranberries, cherries and raspberries with back aromas of leather and pepper. The palate is superbly balanced between the naturally bright acid Gamay Noir seems to encompass and the delicate long-lasting, yet grippy tannins that developed during fermentation. As a whole, this wine seems energetic and playful with a vein of seriousness you cannot ignore. Drink now as is, slightly chilled or watch it evolve being laid down. It will not disappoint at any stage.
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