Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Mcminnville Stony Mountain 2006

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"The 2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is medium ruby-colored, andoffers up a toasty bouquet with cherry and raspberry aromas. Supple,easy-going, and ripe, the wine is made in a crowd-pleasing style fornear-term drinking. Raptor Ridges first vintage was in 1995.It owns 27 acres in the Chehalem Mountains AVA with 18 planted pluslong-term contracts. The winery is currently producing 6-7000 casesannually."89 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate #179, Oct. 2008"In 2006, grapes received quite a bit of hang time to develop a lush and hedonistic flavor profile. By the time the right flavors developed in the grapes, the potential alcohols had risen to high octane levels! At Raptor Ridge, we eschew watering and acidifying our wines, so please enjoy this once-in-a-decade vintage 2006."Winery Notes

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Raptor Ridge Winery:
Raptor Ridge shares a 27-acre estate with families of Raptors — birds of prey such as Red-tailed Hawks, Kestrels, Sharp-Shinned Hawks and Owls. We are located on the northeast side of the Chehalem Mountains, 10 miles north of Newberg, Oregon. At Raptor Ridge, our winemaking goal is to capture the fresh fruit flavors and delicate aromas offered by Oregon's Willamette Valley winegrowing region... Read more
Raptor Ridge shares a 27-acre estate with families of Raptors — birds of prey such as Red-tailed Hawks, Kestrels, Sharp-Shinned Hawks and Owls. We are located on the northeast side of the Chehalem Mountains, 10 miles north of Newberg, Oregon. At Raptor Ridge, our winemaking goal is to capture the fresh fruit flavors and delicate aromas offered by Oregon's Willamette Valley winegrowing region. Raptor Ridge Pinot noir ages in French oak and is racked in synchrony with the dark of the moon. Raptor Ridge Pinot gris is made in a refreshing Alsacian style. Vineyards In addition to our own 27-acre estate property, several distinctive vineyards throughout Oregon's northern Willamette Valley supply premium wine grapes for Raptor Ridge. Our Pinot noir style favors deep red and blue-fruit flavors and baker's chocolate aromas often derived from winegrapes grown in the McMinnville Foothills area. Our Vineyard Designated wines, as well as our Reserve and Willamette Valley Pinot noirs, hail from several well-known winegrowers. Read less
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Member Reviews for Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Mcminnville Stony Mountain

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Snooth User: RPerro
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

Much bigger than the other two offerings. More fruit--raspberries, leather and dirt, mixed with a nice floral component. The additional year definitely served this wine well, as the two 2007 wines seemed too young to be very enjoyable.


Snooth User: evilrobot
7186850
4.00 5
06/18/2009

Four glasses



"The 2006 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is medium ruby-colored, andoffers up a toasty bouquet with cherry and raspberry aromas. Supple,easy-going, and ripe, the wine is made in a crowd-pleasing style fornear-term drinking. Raptor Ridges first vintage was in 1995.It owns 27 acres in the Chehalem Mountains AVA with 18 planted pluslong-term contracts. The winery is currently producing 6-7000 casesannually."89 pointsJay Miller, Wine Advocate #179, Oct. 2008"In 2006, grapes received quite a bit of hang time to develop a lush and hedonistic flavor profile. By the time the right flavors developed in the grapes, the potential alcohols had risen to high octane levels! At Raptor Ridge, we eschew watering and acidifying our wines, so please enjoy this once-in-a-decade vintage 2006."Winery Notes

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