Carlton Hill Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Empty bottle weight: 24.4 ounces / 692 grams
75 cases produced
This bottle has such a lovely sentiment on the back label that I just had to share with you all:
I loved that this Pinot was first and foremost earthy, with fruit notes taking a backseat. Forest floor and cedar evolved into fruity aromas of cherries, raspberries, and cherry cola.
Made with two clones of Pinot noir (2/3 Wädenswil and 1/3 Pommard) grown at the Carlton Hill Vineyard, this wine had so many classic Willamette Valley Pinot flavors. Forest floor, cherries, and brambleberry tickled my tongue! After spending 20 months in French oak barrels, this wine had some serious tannins and was built to age so if you drink it young, be sure to decant it.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at email@example.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.