2012 Raptor Ridge Estate Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $45. Sourced from the estate Tuscowallame Vineyard (means “where the owls dwell”). · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers pleasing aromas of cherry preserves, balsam and peat. The light to medium weight flavors of black cherry and strawberry are simple and forward, framed by a hint of oak and back by supple tannins. An elegant wine that aims to please. Score: 87. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Raptor Ridge Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir