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2010 Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir "Reserve"

Raptor Ridge 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir

Winery: Raptor Ridge

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $38

Cases produced: 700

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 9, 2013

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a mild strawberry bouquet with a hint of twigs and black tea. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, soft and silky. The flavor profile is a gentle cherry and plum blend with a touch of oak. The finish is dry and subtle. The consensus was that this Pinot would pair well with something light. Grilled mahi mahi and roasted Cornish hens were suggested. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A pleasant nose of red licorice whip and plum compote introduces the palate to penetrating flavors of red cherry laced with vanilla bean on the wine’s entry. A subtle fine-grained tannin texture frames the wine, which is fleshed out by sappiness that stops short of becoming cloyingly sweet. The wine is clean and flawless — it should evolve to a showy gem peaking 2017 thru 2020, though enjoyable now.

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