Raptor Ridge Vineyard Designate Wines
Raptor Ridge has maintained working relationships with an array of vineyard owners for the entirety of our 20-year history. We are proud to source from premier pinot noir vineyards representating the great diversity of soil types and mesoclimates in our corner of the northwest Willamette valley. We like to seperate individual blocks within vineyard designate wines, with the belief that microclimates within vineyards will yield different expressions of pinot noir. We restrain the use of new oak on our pinot noir, and rest our wines for nine months on average, in order to promote the character and individuality of each vineyard site.
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.
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.
94 Points- Wine Enthusiast (October, 2018) This concentrated and detailed wine brings black cherry, mocha and cinnamon toast flavors together on the precise palate. Fine-grained tannins provide the scaffolding for a long finish, with a pleasing lick of chocolate.-Paul Gregutt
The renowned Shea Vineyard boasts beautiful red fruits, ripe tannin and a velvety texture in this 2015 Vintage.
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.