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Bone&Broth with Raptor Ridge

 

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News Release:  Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
About: Raptor Ridge Dinner at Bone and Broth
 
Join us on Tuesday, March 24th at Bone and Broth for "Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner" starting 6pm. Chef Chris Benson puts PacWest on the plate and founder and Winemaker Scott Schull of Raptor Ridge pours PacWest in your glass!
 
Wines served will include Willamette Valley Gruner Veltliner, Grand Moraine Chardonnay, Estate Tuscowallame Pinot Noir and Shea Vineyards Pinot Noir.  
 
Menu from Chef Chris Benson:

"Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner"

March 24, 2020

A celebration of Raptor Ridge wines and the food that inspires it.                               A collaboration between Metro Wines and Bone & Broth.

Greeting

Wilmante Valley Gruner Veltliner 2018

Amuse

Poached Pear | Fennel Crystal | Micro Amaranth

First Course

Gran Moraine Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Spring Vegetable Salad

Avocado| Lemon Olive Oil Dressing| Red Oak | Snow Peas | Heirloom Carrots | Asparagus

Second Course

Estate Tuscowallame Pinot Noir 2017

Tournedo of Salmon

Sixty Degree South Salmon| Caramelized Turnips | Tobikko Caviar | Saffron Hollandaise | Italian Parsley | Chives

Third Course

Shea Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Duck Two Ways

Duck Breast | Duck Confit | Fava Bean | Chestnut Mushroom | Purple Potato | Bordelaise | Carrot Oil | Micro Radish

Digestif

Deconstructed Charlotte (Street)

Blueberry | Lady Finger | Rhubarb Pureee | Lemon Thyme Crème Chantilly

About Scott Shull: Founder, owner and Winemaker
Since 1989, Scott Shull has been making Oregon wines—first as an independent producer, and since 1995 as a commercial winemaker at Raptor Ridge Winery. Scott strives to craft wines that are interesting to the palate and to the mind—wines of complexity, finesse and place. Born in Kentucky and raised in Des Peres, Missouri, Scott is a self-taught winemaker, having learned by doing, reading, and attending extension service courses on viticulture and enology offered by U.C. Davis, Oregon State University, and Chemeketa Community College, and by participating in the Willamette Valley’s Westside Winemakers Club for a number of years. Scott serves on the board of Oregon Pinot Camp. Previously, he has served as a board member of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s Brand Oregon campaign; was a founding director of the Oregon Wine Board; and is president emeritus of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association.

About Raptor Ride Vineyards:                                                                                                 Raptor Ridge Estate’s Tuscowallame Vineyard is located in Oregon’s beautiful Chehalem Mountains about 25 miles southwest of Portland. The vineyard site slopes east-southeast with sweeping views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams—and on a very clear day, even Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. At about 500 feet in elevation, this gently sloping land is frequently visited by red tailed hawks, Peregrine falcons, barn owls, and great horned owls. Tuscowallame is an indigenous word meaning “place where the owls dwell.”

Purchased in 2000, the site was a defunct cherry orchard. A year was spent digging out over 2000 cherry trees, ripping and cross ripping the soils to remove ancient cherry roots. The vineyard was planted in three phases, and each block is named for the vineyard manager who planted it. Adalfo’s Block was planted in 2001 by Adalfo Jimenez and was a ‘test block’ with a field blend of 115, 667, and 777 clones of Pinot noir and 1.5 acres of Grüner Veltliner. Macario’s Block was planted by Macario Ramirez in 2004, and contains Pommard, 667, and 777 clones of Pinot noir. Dustin’s Block was planted in 2007 by Dustin Miller, and contains Pommard and 114 clones of Pinot noir. Elevations range from 250 to 498 feet on our Loess-based Laurelwood soils with Jory underlayment.

Our estate Pinot noir is noted for its silky texture, fine-grained tannins, Italian plum, cherry, black pepper and mineral notes. Tuscowallame Pinot noir may be found in many of our cuvees, such as Trig, Flight Club Select, Reserve, and Willamette Valley. Our first vintages from the estate were released as Adolfo’s Block 2006-2010. Since 2011, we have blended the now-mature Macario and Dustin blocks with Adolfo’s to achieve a 500+ case Estate bottling.

Our estate Grüner seems to exhibit varietally correct nuances of lime citrus and minerality with a round silky palate thought to result from the Loess-based soils. To quote one of our esteemed distributors regarding our Estate Grüner Veltliner, “Hmmm…this bodes well for New World Grüner.” The Grüner may be found in our Estate bottling, sold mostly through the tasting room and Flight Club.

About Pinot Noir: Raptor Ridge sources from our estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountain AVA, Tuscowallame, plus a rich tapestry of select Willamette Valley sites – up to 12 in a given vintage spanning multiple sub-appellations in the region. These long-term partnerships with vineyards such as Shea and Meredith Mitchell have given us more “ingredients” with which to blend and ultimately provide sensory complexity in our winemaking style.

Tuscowallame Vineyard is an 18-acre site planted to predominantly Pinot Noir plus one and a half acres of Grüner Veltliner. It is comprised of 13 separate blocks, each planted to different clones and rootstocks that address distinct soil characteristics. The word, Tuscowallame, is an indigenous word meaning “where the owls dwell.”

Raptor Ridge Wine will be offered at an Event Price through MetroWines. John Kerr of MetroWines and Mark Orsini of Orsini Wines will be available to answer any questions or provide further information.
 
The evening is $85 including tax and gratuity.
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