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2011 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District
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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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2011 Raptor Ridge Winery Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District

Producer: Raptor Ridge Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Yamhill-Carlton District

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

(made from fruit harvested at a low 21.3 degrees Brix; 12.5% alcohol):  Vivid red.  Intensely perfumed aromas of redcurrant, cherry and dried rose, with a zesty mineral overtone and a touch of vanilla.  Lively and precise on the palate, offering refreshingly bitter red fruit and blood orange flavors and deeper cola, mocha and licorice nuances.  Finishes sweet and very long, with lingering spiciness and smooth tannins. 

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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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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