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2006 Raptor Ridge - Pinot Noir Reserve Pinot Noir - USA - Oregon - Willamette Valley - Red

USA - Oregon - Willamette Valley

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

The winery's 27-acre Raptor Ridge estate, on the northeast side of the Chehalem Mountains, is named for the birds of prey that share their territory with the Pinot Noir vines. Winemaker Scott Schull strives to capture the unique flavor profile of this property with a hands-off winemaking style, resulting in characteristic deep fruit flavors. Contract fruit from some of Oregon's most respected... More »

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91
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VF: 2008-2013
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 207

Shows a hedonistic nose of creamy cherry, red raspberry and cola. The palate is beautifully polished, with rich blackberry, plum with a little sassafras and licorice.

Author Jvruiz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 03/02/2013

Well balanced, not as "earthy" as other Oregon pinots, good fruit. Very pleasant

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Author DrinkBeHappy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 07/18/2011
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 93.333%
Tasted On 01/11/2009

Once again, very smooth with a long finish. Elegant.

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