Raptor Ridge, Vineyard Select Pinot Gris 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tasting Note: A bright, fresh pinot gris with racy acidity.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, pear and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied pinot gris has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and some chalk on the midpalate ultimately completing with a lemon-citrus-infused, medium-plus finish.
The wine has a steely, refreshing midpalate.
Bottle Note: Raptor Ridge Winery sources fruit from some of the best pinot gris growers in the Willamette Valley AVA. This lean, Alsatian-style wine shines on its own, and shares the table wonderfully with a variety of fare. Fewer than 1,600 cases produced.
Tasted: Raptor Ridge Winery Tasting Room, Newberg, Oregon
Tasting Date: July 31, 2021