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2012 Aubichon Cellars Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir

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June 11, 2023 - $31



94Wine Spectator

Focused, with great presence to the spicy, peppery blackberry and cherry flavors, splayed over a polished frame and lingering on the expressive finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed dark berry, violet and fruitcake scents are enlivened by peppery spice and mineral flourishes. Palate-staining black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors spread out and gain sweetness with air. Plush but lively and precise, finishing with excellent clarity and smooth, harmonious tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

Ripe and forward, this is powered with a generous mix of Asian spices, brown sugar and ripe, plummy fruit. A whiff of cedar accompanies pleasing complexity as it weaves along to a full-throttle finish.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.