Raptor Ridge Winery honors the diverse soil types of the Willamette Valley growing region with this blend of select vineyards. Each year, our Reserve is crafted through a process of careful barrel selection, balanced with blending trials that result in the best blend that the vintage has to offer.
This wine delivers some of the classic characteristics of this subtle, silky vintage. On the nose, red fruit like red raspberry, cherry, and strawberry dominate with warm brown spice undertones. The palate, though a bit tightly wound, supports these red fruits, with echoes of the brown spices and even a hint of mint to finish. With decanting, this wine will open up, revealing the beauty she will become with more time in the cellar.
90 Points, Wine Spectator, "...polished in texture...flavors lingering in the lively finish."