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2010 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Olenik Vineyard Chehalem Mountains
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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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2010 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Olenik Vineyard Chehalem Mountains

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

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2012

Light, bright red.  Sexy, high-pitched aromas of strawberry, rose and Asian spices, with a hint of white pepper building with air.  Tangy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red fruit flavors and a silky, seamless texture.  A blood orange quality adds bite to the very long, spicy, appealingly sweet finish.

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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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