Willamette Valley, Oregon
Raptor Ridge Barrel Select Pinot Noir is a beautiful red wine gem from the Pacific Northwest. Wine & Spirits rated this 2013 release 92 points, saying "...it's the texture that impresses, light, lifted and mouthwatering." Great Northwest Wine calls it "beautifully structured and approachable." Burghound scored it 90 points.
Raptor Ridge Barrel Select Pinot Noir is crafted from 100 percent Pinot Noir from the winery's premium Estate Vineyard and multiple vineyard partners throughout the Willamette Valley. On the nose there are soft notes of red fruits like red currants, red raspberry and a meaty spice, with a hint of Oregon forest floor that cries out for chanterelles. The palate has an ample finish with notes of black tea and cherry compote. The wine was aged for 9 months in French oak, 25% new. The finish is soft, long and pleasing.
Enjoy Raptor Ridge Barrel Select Pinot Noir now with chicken marsala, grilled herbed salmon, or cellar up to 6-8 years to see how this wine evolves.