Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris 2009

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $15.49
Item No. 106406
  • W&S90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

The wine is brilliant with a pale hint of color and pleasing white flower aromas mingled with pear and citrus notes that waft from the glass. Silky in texture with moderate palate weight and a pleasing minerality, our 2009 Pinot gris tastes of Bartlett pear mingled with a touch of Meyer lemon. A modest 0.5% residual sugar uplifts the fruit and balances nicely with the natural acidity maintained by the cool fermentation. Pair with cedar plank roasted salmon, shellfish in garlic butter, or just enjoy this delightfully polished wine as a cocktail alternative on a sunny summer patio at the end of a long day.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a lean, angular wine with scents of dried apple and a toasty note of lees. The flavors are firm and pear-like, with a minerality that makes it a good foil for lemon-scented sand dabs."
90 Points

Learn About Raptor Ridge

Five distinctive vineyards throughout Oregons Northern Willamette Valley supply premium wine grapes for Raptor Ridge. Shea Vineyard and Wahle Vineyard, located between the small towns of Carlton and Yamill in the Willakenzie area supply our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, respectively. Located high in the Red Hills of Dundee, Murto Vineyard provides some intensely spiced Pinot Noir...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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