02 Apr For Wine Thursday!, a quintessential Oregon Pinot Noir – Raptor Ridge Barrel Select
Barely a week goes by when I don’t find myself saying,
“I’ve never heard about that Oregon winemaker”.
It’s exciting to witness the growth of the Oregon wine industry,
especially since that growth has led to better…and more accessible…pinot noir.
It’s Wine Thursday!,
our weekly good-wine-at-a-good-price
Today’s featured wine doesn’t come from a newcomer.
Rather, it’s from of Oregon’s long-time pinot leaders.
Raptor Ridge has been producing pinot for 25 years.
The “Barrel Select” is a blend of fruit from multiple vineyard sites
spread throughout the wine growing region.
As noted on the label, it
“represents a tour of the Willamette Valley in a glass”.
Living up to that claim,
the Barrel Select shows typical cool-climate pinot flavors…
black cherry and cranberry with tangy acidity.
I’ve seen three vintages…’16, ’17 and ’18… recently on the local store shelves.
We found Raptor Ridge Barrel Select Pinot Noir
at Trader Joe’s for $23.99,
at QFC for $26.99,
and at New Seasons for $28.99.
Here’s a unique opportunity to hear directly from the driving force
behind the entire Raptor Ridge wine portfolio.
On Tuesday, April 7 at 3PM,
Raptor Ridge founder and winemaker Scott Shull
will join me on a zoom conference.
We’ll simultaneously taste, then evaluate, the Barrel Select…
Scott in wine country,
yours truly in a quiet corner (if there is such a thing) of our Portland home.
It promises to be fun and informative.
Please join us..and if you can…
grab a bottle of the Barrel Select and taste along with us!
Here’s the link
The meeting ID: 751 798 800
Hope you can join us Tuesday afternoon!