#1053 Posted: Apr 24, 2018 17:06
2008 RR Wines Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyard
Wow I've had several vintages of this starting with 2005, and this was by far my favorite.
Almost in a suspended animation, you could tell it's not a current release, but there was barely any browning and I never would've guessed it was 10 years old. I see no rush to drink my other bottle. To me this was all about grace and balance. Will probably never win Best In Show, but that's OK, I'll be the guy lurking in the back of the room drinking it all. I'd go PAWineTalk 4+/5-, maybe CT 93.
RR is/was sort of a side project of Chehalem founder Harry Peterson-Nedry and his daughter Wynne, and recently he sold his share of Chehalem to concentrate just on this. One really nice thing is that they only release 50% of their production each year, and keep the rest as library releases. So you can still buy almost every vintage all the way back to 2003. Price is more or less reasonable given the quality and they ship to PA. OK I'll get off the soapbox now.