2013 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

160 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - barn

This is a new offering from us – and represents the best of what our neighborhood produces. Our property is within the YC AVA and our hope is that the fruit from our property will eventually end up comprising a portion of this wine, although that means we need to get off our asses and plant some vines.

For 2013 however the wine is comprised solely from the fruit of the Coats and Whitney vineyard farmed impeccably by Daniel Fey and the team at Results Partners. My two favorite clones are planted on the 7 acre vineyard, pommard and wadensville and a mix of new and used French oak barrels along with some whole cluster fermentation make a distinctive wine. Clare has chosen a theme of Barn drawings for the wine – structures that grace our local landscape and the site of which we cherish.

tasting notes—
Immediately expressive of black pepper, strawberry, raspberry and rose petals, and pot pourri. The flavors are all there up front and move to the edges of your palate quickly. The finish has oak spice with an acidity and complexity that balance the juicy red fruits with some herb garden complexity.

scores—
93 points — The Pinot File