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Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Meredith Mitchell 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Crazy on the nose with early notes of horseradish, beetroot, sweet black raspberry fruit and loads of peppery spice along with intense green tea and chamomile aromas. This shows more fruit on the palate though it remains edged in an earthy, slightly spicy and almost vegetal filigree. The tannins are a bit aggressive on the mid-palate with juicy acidity helping the wild blackberry fruit to pop on the otherwise earthy mid-palate. Shows hints of mineral and shiitake on the back end and over onto the moderately long finish. The tannins are a bit forceful on the finish but the fruit sticks around. A divisive wine with funky aromas and a certain rusticity or honesty in the mouth. This is a love or hate wine. 88pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Meredith Mitchell

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,967
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Crazy on the nose with early notes of horseradish, beetroot, sweet black raspberry fruit and loads of peppery spice along with intense green tea and chamomile aromas. This shows more fruit on the palate though it remains edged in an earthy, slightly spicy and almost vegetal filigree. The tannins are a bit aggressive on the mid-palate with juicy acidity helping the wild blackberry fruit to pop on the otherwise earthy mid-palate. Shows hints of mineral and shiitake on the back end and over onto the moderately long finish. The tannins are a bit forceful on the finish but the fruit sticks around. A divisive wine with funky aromas and a certain rusticity or honesty in the mouth. This is a love or hate wine. 88pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
10/17/2012

Lots of vanilla and oak in the nose, but not to excess. Some red fruit hidden underneath. The palate really shines, with lots of herbal and complex fruit notes coming out in the finish.


Snooth User: Little Chef
23616768
0.00 5
05/19/2013

This is one Pinot that I just cannot get enough of. Just bought 2 more yesterday.



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