Raptorridge pinotnoir barrel

Pinot Noir, "Barrel Select" 2014

Raptor Ridge

Our Barrel Select Pinot noir is our most diverse and complex blend of 100 percent Pinot noir from our Estate Vineyard, and multiple vineyard sites throughout the Willamette Valley. Our winemaking team “tunes” and “tweaks” various trial blends comprised of percentage-wise mixes from over 200 barrels hand-picked from our cellar before arriving at each years decision for the Barrel Select blend. Our intent with this wine is to craft a modestly-priced, excellent Pinot noir that is expressive of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
375 mL, 750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
25% new French oak (9 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
13.8
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
4700

Reviews

  • "94 points. Love the strawberry and citrus undertones with hints of orange peel. Full-bodied yet refined and tight, leading to a fantastic finish. An exciting wine with layers and length. Excellent value, too. Drink or hold." (James Suckling)
  • "91 points. With its oak-spice aromas and wood-enriched texture, this feels like an old-school red. The wine’s cherry flavor drives through the oak on a tense line of acidity, that tension suggesting that it’s not quite ready to drink. Lay it down for six months or more before opening with roast pork." (Wine & Spirits)

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