Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $35

By on December 13, 2014

raptor-ridge-winery-tempranillo-2012-labelFolin Vineyard in Oregon’s Sam’s Valley near Medford has become Scott Shull’s source for Tempranillo, which he harvested Oct. 14. A whiff of alder smoke, raspberry and Red Vines licorice picks up juniper berry, lime peel and pepper. It’s a rich drink of boysenberry and cherry with bold tannins and pomegranate acidity. Suggested fare includes molé dishes and barbecued meats.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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