Review: Domaine Divio Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2015

A nuanced Oregon Pinot with deep, complex flavors.
Domaine Divio Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2015
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Reviewed on 06-28-2018
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Rating A-
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Oregon
USA
ABV 13.7%
Price $44.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Date Night, Feeling Natural, Long-Term Aging, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Pinot Noir

The Full Review

Owned by émigré vintners from Burgundy, Domaine Divio takes a very French approach to crafting very Oregonian wines. This bottling has a vibrant, medium dark color, with subtle aromas of red fruit, alpine flowers, and pine forest. Flavors include strawberries, cooked rhubarb, and a hint of cherry cola and alpine herbs. Medium in body and earthy, it treads the line between gentile and funky, like a farmer with dirty hands but a perfectly tailored sportscoat. This unabashedly Oregonian wine could convert fans of bigger California Pinots to this more nuanced style and while still pleasing Burgundy geeks. It’s showing well now, but complexity will increase with 5+ years of cellaring.