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Pinot Noir, Reserve 2012

Raptor Ridge

A generous nose of ripe black fruits like plum, black cherry and blackberry, is backed up with licorice, cola and hints of violets. The palate has a sweet, jammy, baked cherry entry, which quickly shifts to wild ripe blackberries and candied fruit, with a hint of black tea. Not at all flabby, this wine has a terrific cleansing acidity. Balanced and ready to enjoy now, this wine could pair nicely with grilled lamb kebobs, or even steak frites! Or, hang on to a few bottles to follow that tremendously long finish through a little more cellar age.

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Pinot Noir
Size:
375 mL, 750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
25% new French oak (9 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Alcohol percentage:
14.1
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
<1507

Reviews

  • "91 points. Taut, minerally and expressive, with blackberry, cherry, pear and balsamic flavors that extend into the long, refined finish. This has tension and persistence. Best from 2016 through 2022. 1,550 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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