Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $55

By on December 6, 2013

raptor-ridge-winery-shea-vineyard-pinot-noir-2012-labelChehalem Mountains winemaker Scott Shull has been working with Dick Shea’s famed fruit since 1996. The juice makes it into as many as five Raptor Ridge wines each year, but here’s the most prized and ageworthy of them all. This bottling showcases some of the terroir associated with Pinot Noir from Shea, most notably with the theme of boysenberry, blueberry, portobello mushroom, forest floor earthiness and a bold structure, backed by red currant, chocolaty tannins and fresh cranberry acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 276 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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