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.”
Our 2015 Olenik Vineyard Pinot Noir is marked by plummy fruit and powerful tannin.
A more recent addition to the Raptor Ridge single vineyard Pinot list, the Crawford Beck site delivers characteristic brilliant fruit and fine tannin.
Red cherry and clove on the nose, the 2015 Gran Moraine is quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir.
This small but mighty site offers up dark berry fruits with supple tannin and acid.
Delivering pronounced tannin and acidity characteristic to the site, the 2015 Meredith Mitchell is an instant classic.
The 2015 Duo is a beautiful blend of Scott's two favorite barrels of vintage- the Estate and Crawford Beck.
25% whole grape cluster inclusion adds complex tannins, as well as intriguing spice on the nose and palate in this Tuscowallame Vineyard Pinot.
Vivid aroma of Italian plum and crushed cherry ignite the palate in this succulent wine.
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.
The 2014 Duo is a two barrel selection of Pinot Noir from Blocks 10 and 11 of the Estate Tuscowallame Vineyard - initially released exclusively to Flight Club Members, the Duo presents red and blue fruit aromas, and a supple texture. Needless to say, this is an extremely limited wine!