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2006 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley
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About Raptor Ridge Winery

If you come to Raptor Ridge hoping to find a fossil between the rows of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The estate gets its name from the many birds of prey native to the area—red tailed hawks, kestrels, owls and more. In addition to the birds, you’ll also find elegant, structured Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Gruner Veltliner.

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2006 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley

Producer: Raptor Ridge Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($40) Deep red. Powerful blackberry, cassis and licorice aromas, along with cocoa powder and Indian spices. Pliant dark berry flavors offer deep, liqueur-like dark berry and kirsch flavors, with gentle mineral lift on the close. Rich, sweet and impressively broad on the finish, which leaves behind a strong dark fruit compote quality. This is surprisingly lithe for a wine with such weight.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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