2018 La Randonnée Pinot noir

2018 La Randonnée Pinot noir

Carlton Hill Vineyard,
Yamhill-Carlton,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

13.8% alcohol

Cork closure

Empty bottle weight: 24.4 ounces / 692 grams

75 cases produced

Native yeast

This bottle has such a lovely sentiment on the back label that I just had to share with you all:

La Randonnée is the story of our lives, the journey which brings this bottle to your hands and wine to your lips. It is the hike which brought us clarity, the walk which brought us beauty, and the time spent which brought us together so that we could create this wine for you. Join us on Randonnée, as the rest of the story is yet to be told.

Color:

Brambleberry red

Bouquet:

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.

Palate:

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.

Food pairing suggestions:

Braised elk shank, mushroom stroganoff, Thanksgiving dinner, charcuterie and cheese board.

SRP $42

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Don’t miss our tasting notes on another La Randonnée wine:

2019 La Randonnée Sauvignon blanc Pétillant Naturel 

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