Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir
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Raptor Ridge sources from our estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain AVA, Tuscowallame, plus a rich tapestry of select Willamette Valley sites – up to 12 in a given vintage spanning multiple sub-appellations in the region. These long-term partnerships with vineyards such as Shea and Meredith Mitchell have given us more “ingredients” with which to blend and ultimately provide sensory complexity in our winemaking style.
Tuscowallame Vineyard is an 18-acre site planted to predominantly Pinot Noir plus one and a half acres of Grüner Veltliner. It is comprised of 13 separate blocks, each planted to different clones and rootstocks that address distinct soil characteristics. The word, Tuscowallame, is an indigenous word meaning “where the owls dwell.”
This small but mighty site offers up dark berry fruits with supple tannin and acid.
A more recent addition to the Raptor Ridge single vineyard Pinot list, the Crawford Beck site delivers characteristic brilliant fruit and fine tannin.
The 2015 Duo is a beautiful blend of Scott's two favorite barrels of vintage- the Estate and Crawford Beck.
With aromas of candied blueberry and hints of leather and a palate showing Italian plum, blackberry, black tea and herbal cherry, the 2015 Estate Pinot Noir is rich yet supple.
Vivid aroma of Italian plum and crushed cherry ignite the palate in this succulent wine.
25% whole grape cluster inclusion adds complex tannins, as well as intriguing spice on the nose and palate in this Tuscowallame Vineyard Pinot.
Red cherry and clove on the nose, the 2015 Gran Moraine is quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir.
Delivering pronounced tannin and acidity characteristic to the site, the 2015 Meredith Mitchell is an instant classic.
Our 2015 Olenik Vineyard Pinot Noir is marked by plummy fruit and powerful tannin.
Our second vintage working with this fascinating, high-elevation Eola-Amity Hills AVA vineyard. Savory notes of pine resin, mushroom, black pepper and olive mingle with blackberry and cassis.