Raptor shea

Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard 2015

Raptor Ridge

A muscular wine with a soft side, this vintage of Shea introduces itself with aromas of black cherry, dark plum, sarsaparilla, a hint of mandarin orange and an enticing meatiness. Front end silkiness leads to a mouthful of dusky cherry, cranberry and spice. Elevated acids and robust tannins offer age-worthiness and an arresting addition to your cellar.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Yamhill-Carlton District AVA
Vineyard designation:
Shea Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
500

Reviews

  • "92 points. Deep brilliant red. Ripe raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake aromas show very good clarity and pick up a smoky nuance with aeration. Smooth, seamless and appealingly sweet, showing impressive depth and heft to the spice-laced red fruit, vanilla and floral pastille flavors. In a juicy, fairly robust style, in keeping with the vintage, showing strong closing punch and harmonious tannins that come in late to add shape and grip to the long, sweet finish." (vinous)

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