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Meredith Mitchell Vineyard

           

Susan Meredith and Frank Mitchell first approached Scott and Annie about their McMinnville AVA vineyard in 1999 concerning the impending vintage 2000. They liked what Scott was doing with Murto Vineyard andShea Vineyard fruit, and as new land owners, wanted to see what Scott could do with their Pommard clone planted at 400-foot elevation on shallow Willakenzie soils with veins of fractured basalt.

The resulting wine quickly became recognizable in the Raptor Ridge lineup from this vintage forward for its signature inky blue hue, matched on the palate with intense aromas and flavors of blue-black fruit, and concentrated spice notes of briar and sage. The Meredith Mitchell Vineyard designate is a perennial favorite of Flight Club devotees.

Also a fantastic blending tool, Raptor Ridge has included Meredith Mitchell fruit in Trig, Flight Club, & Willamette Valley cuvees. Due to its amazing structure, Meredith Mitchell often provides a sturdy backbone to our Reserve cuvee. 
Raptor Ridge also purchases two acres of Pinot gris from Meredith Mitchell that provides later-ripening acidity and spice to our Willamette Valley Pinot Gris.

(photo: www.mcminnvilleava.org)

2014 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard

The 2014 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Noir presents characteristic blue and black fruits, revealing both sappy plum and a surprisingly energetic acidity after time in the decanter. This wine is consistently one of our most popular at Raptor Ridge, and is both intensely satisfying young and sturdy enough for extended cellar time.

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$50.00
 
SKU: RR14PNMM
2011 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard

Having worked with Meredith Mitchell for 14 years, we’ve come to expect the unexpected with this wine. In this vintage we are impressed with the diversity of fruit showing, given the cool growing year. On the nose, ripe red cherry and plums dominate, enveloped in a unique earthiness suggesting wild game, toasted nuts and Hibiscus tea. On the palate, young fruit like tight Italian plum, and tart blueberries intermingle with black cherry juice. This wine will certainly respond well to aging, and welcomes decanting now for early enjoyment. Serve with Mediterranean spiced pork chop, or a lean steak off the grill. 

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$60.00
 
SKU: RR11PNMM