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2010 Raptor Ridge Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 250 cases, $55, screwcap. Released November 15, 2012. · Light reddish-purple hue in the glass. The fruit hasn’t emerged on the nose. Aromas of oak and coffee are at the forefront with deep cherry and berry aromas in the background. Relatively light but satisfying featuring delicious dark berry fruit complimented by oak, finishing very long. Very young and needs time to soften the tannins and fully integrate the oak, but the pedigree of the fruit is evident. Good (+). Reviewed January 19, 2013

Winery: Raptor Ridge Winery
From article: Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir