Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris 2017$20.00
90 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
About | Scott and Annie Shull founded Raptor Ridge in 1995, named for their location on a ridge in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, a haven for native raptors, and now winery guests. I met Scott back at Oregon Pinot Camp in 2010, as he led a panel on "Oregon's Cool Whites," and while he of course makes great Pinot Noir, he's always put just as much effort and attention on his white wines, and this is the best vintage yet! Unoaked, with beautiful peach and apricot stone fruit, this is a perfect spring white, and a great pairing on our patio with Chef Anthony's Heirloom Tomato Caprese, or enjoy at home on your porch!
Tasting Notes | “The 2017 Pinot Gris Vineyard Select has a nose of green apple and pear with peanut shell, baker's yeast, wet stone and citrus blossom—a very classic Pinot Gris nose. Light to medium-bodied with green pear and leesy flavors, it finishes long with touches of white blossom and pleasant phenolic grip. 2,230 cases produced” Wine Advocate