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December 2016

Josh Raynolds - Vinous - Oregon Pinot Noir: The Exceptional 2014s and Often Surprising 2013s


In Napa Valley Life Maganize, Robert Kaufman covers the "Portland State of Mind" and mentions his visit to Raptor Ridge.

 


November 2016

 James Suckling awards four 2014 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noirs with 92+ point scores, including a 95 point score for the 2014 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Noir


Oregon Wine Press features the 2015 Gruner Veltliner in a feature detailing the Austrian grape in the state of Oregon (11.01.16)

 

 

 


 

Oregon Wine Press details Auxtoberfest, the release of the 2015 Auxerrois, which featured Chef Paul Bachand of Recipe Restaurant, Newberg, OR. (11.01.16)


June 2016

Wine Advocate's Neil Martin reviews a number of Raptor Ridge wines, and lauds the 2015 Gruner Veltliner: 

The 2015 Gruner Veltliner Estate was picked on 27 September and is 100% whole cluster pressed with no malolactic fermentation, spending 154 days on the lees. It a simple but pleasant bouquet with nectarine and fresh pear scents, honeysuckle just in the background. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a fine mineral core, good tension considering the youthfulness of the vines (planted in 2006). As Gruner Veltliner goes, this is a very commendable take on the variety that is often a challenge to nail. - 89 points

...and continues, giving 90 points to the 2014 Gran Moraine Vineyard Pinot Noir: 

                                 


February 2016

•Blogger Erin Lynch visits the Raptor Ridge Tasting room over Valentine's weekend (2.24.16)


January 2016

•Great Northwest Wine covers the 2013 vintage of our Tempranillo:  "The theme is one of smoky roasted coffee, cinnamon and dark cherries with black currant and red plums that swirl among a structure that’s nicely balanced with rustic tannins." (01.03.16)

•NYT's Eric Asimov features the 2013 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir (2 1/2 Stars) in a tasting panel assessment of the 2013 vintage (01.07.16)

•The Wine Siren writes up our 2014 Pinot Gris, our Barrel Select, and the 2012 Tuscowallame Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir (01.25.16)


 

 

December 2015

•Marc Bona features our 2012 Estate Pinot Noir in a retrospective of high-end wines of 2015 (12.03.16)

•Dennis Sodomka of the Augusta Journal reviews the 2012 Estate Pinot Noir: "It is full of lush, rich fruit flavors without being a jammy fruit bomb. It’s a very in-your-face wine without being obnoxious. There is nothing shy or quiet about it." (12.29.15)

•St. Louis Post Dispatch mentions our 2013 Barrel Select: "Wine and Spirits Magazine gave this very intriguing and earthy pinot noir 92 points and designated it as a “Best Buy.” A perfect wine for fall, this complex smoky and spicy pinot noir is a wonderful marriage of oak and red berry fruit. This is a medium-bodied savory wine that would pair well with coq au vin and grilled salmon." (12.30.15)


 

October, 2015

•Allen Meadows reviews the 2013 Shea Vineyard and 2013 Barrel Select (10.01.15): 

2013 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Barrel Select: 90 Points, "..nose features notes of various red and dark pinot fruit nuances, briar and a hint of herbal tea. There is good verve and delineation to the sleekly textured middle weight flavors that possess a dusty, delicious and complex though slightly austere finale." 90 Points

2013 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard: 90 points, "...complex with its spicy array of briar, plum, dark berries and earth hints. Here too there is a lovely sense of vibrancy to the delicious, round and generously proportioned medium-bodied flavors that also exhibit a mild touch of austerity on the lingering and balanced finale." 90 Points

•Travel and Leisure lists Raptor Ridge under "Best Fall Ever" category for the Portland area (10.01.15)

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•The Wine Snob reviews the 2013 Tempranillo: "...big, dark and smokey" (10.10.15)

•Vinous' Josh Reynolds reviews the 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir:

"Brilliant ruby red with a bright rim, smoke tinged red and dark berry scents are sweetened by suggestions of cola and vanilla. Plush and broad on the palate, offering fresh black raspberry and cherry flavors that turn spicier and more energetic with air. This forward, fruit driven Pinot finishes with excellent thrust and length, and supple, late-arriving tannins." 92 Points

•Barb Randall describes Scott and Annie's "hobby gone awry," and the history of our Estate Vineyard (10.15.15)

•Marlynn Jayme Schotland details the the Raptor Ridge Estate and our wines in a restrospective tasting  (10.28.15)


 

September, 2015

•Jameson Fink reviews our 2013 Tempranillo and the 2014 Gruner Veltliner (09.12.15)

•Victor Panichkul pairs our 2014 Gruner Veltliner with gravlax: "...a full nose of honeydew...and a steely minerality" (09.14.15)

•Blogger Julia Crowley pairs a "bodacious" 2014 Gruner Veltliner with corn salad: "ever-delicious" (09.15.15)

•Vinography's Alder Yarrow reviews the 2013 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2013 Barrel Select: "...excellent acidity." (09.19.15)

•Youtube's The Wine Weirdos review the 2013 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir: 


July, 2014

•Food and Wine: 8 Excellent New Wine Experiences in Oregon's Willamette Valley