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Purely Domestic Wine Report | Volume 9.3

March 24, 2021

Wines like this represent the small joys of my work.

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93 points Wine Spectator – 2018 RR Pinot Noir, Estate Reserve

February 28, 2021
RR Pinot Noir Bottle Shot w/Background

Rich and fleshy, with plump raspberry and black cherry flavors…

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2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner 93 points

November 24, 2020

The 50 Best Wines of 2020 words: VINEPAIR STAFF photography: SUPER JUICY 2020 has been a year like no other at VinePair, in wine country, and beyond. But despite, or perhaps because of, the uncertainty this year has brought, the VinePair team has tasted thousands of wines over the last 12 months. To help our …
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Thanksgiving on the Side – Oregon Wine Press

November 1, 2020

This Ridgecrest red is fruity while still feeling lighter than a Pinot Noir. It has great versatility, working with all birds as well as a lamb sausage stuffing. It cuts the richness of Thanksgiving beautifully. Best served chilled.

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Winerabble Review – 2018 Ridgecrest Gamay Noir

July 31, 2020

OREGON WINE, WHAT WE’RE DRINKING 2018 Ridgecrest Gamay noir  Michele Francisco, 4 days ago 0 1 min read . 2018 Ridgecrest Gamay noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon 13.8% alcohol Screwcap closure 244 cases produced Dry farmed grapevines (meaning not irrigated) Color: Opaque royal purple Bouquet: Earth and fruit aromas all blend harmoniously …
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Winerabble Review – 2019 Ridgecrest Old Vine Estate Pinot Gris

July 8, 2020

OREGON WINE, WHAT WE’RE DRINKING 2019 Ridgecrest Old Vine Estate Pinot gris  Michele Francisco, 23 hours ago 0 2 min read . 2019 Ridgecrest Old Vine Estate Pinot gris Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon 13.2% alcohol Screwcap closure 244 cases produced Dry farmed grapevines (meaning not irrigated) While you’ll find a lot of …
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Dan Berger On Wine: Ridgecrest, a new wine brand, 40 years old

May 27, 2020

On Wine DAN BERGER May 22, 2020 Subscribe for less than $2.50/wk! Harry Peterson-Nedry, founder of Ridgecrest winery, was among those who recognized the potential of the Willamette Valley 40 years ago.  Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Wine lovers who seek classically structured, cooler-climate wines would do well to remember the name Ridgecrest, a new wine …
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WineRabble – 2017 RR Riesling Review

May 20, 2020

OREGON WINE, WHAT WE’RE DRINKING 2017 RR Riesling  Michele Francisco, 22 hours ago 0 2 min read . 2017 RR Riesling Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon 12.5% alcohol Screwcap closure 119 cases produced With clean, simple and stylish packaging, this Riesling is a real winner inside and out! And don’t let the screwcap …
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Winerabble Grüner Review

May 6, 2020

OREGON WINE, WHAT WE’RE DRINKING 2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner  Michele Francisco, 23 hours ago 0 2 min read . 2019 Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner Ridgecrest Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Willamette Valley Oregon Screwcap closure 294 cases produced 13.0% alcohol Harry Peterson-Nedry purchased the 120-acre Ridgecrest Vineyard, located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, back in 1980 …
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Women in the Room

April 2, 2020

The catchphrase “Women in the Room” became an overwhelming name choice when Francis, along with friend and confidant Anna Matzinger, co-owner and winemaker at Matzinger-Davies Wine Company, started an all-women’s wine tasting group. The two recruited Wynne Peterson-Nedry, winemaker of 00 Wines, RR and Ridgecrest Wines. The trio then reached out to Gina Hennen, winemaker at Adelsheim Vineyard, Kate Payne-Brown, winemaker at Stoller Family Estate, Luisa Ponzi, co-owner/winemaker of Ponzi Vineyards, and Penner-Ash.

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