Raptor Ridge Cuvees
Alongside Raptor Ridge's focus on site-specific wines, we also dedicate time and cellar-space to crafting red cuvees: careful blends of multiple vineyards aimed at producing nuanced flavors and aromas. These wines are blended around the vintage, and guided by the winemaker's palate through the process of tasting multiple barrels.
Smart, faithful, and true, Trig is the epitome of quality Oregon Pinot. This wine is always comprised of our two best barrels. For vintage 2011 Trig, we selected from two rather ‘cultish’ vineyards, Olenik in the Chehalem Mountains, and Goodrich from the Yamhill Carlton AVA.
The 2013 Trig is a blend of our Tuscowallame Estate fruit (66%) with Shea Vineyard (33%). After spending 9 months in French Oak barrels, this wine was bottled and held for our Flight Club members, and was first opened during the March 2015 Flight Club Release.
A refined and elegant blend, and as its name suggests, inspires quiet, contemplative time to savor and enjoy. Crafted from Pinot Noir from our estate vineyard, Olenik, Shea and Temperance Hill, this is a “designer blend” that is developed with our club members in mind.
The 2015 Duo is a beautiful blend of Scott's two favorite barrels of vintage- the Estate and Crawford Beck.
Bits of sassafras, clove and black tea, crushed bing cherries and Italian plums, velvety, a classic Oregon Pinot Noir. Pair with wild mushroom ragu.