past vintages of yamhill-carlton pinot noir


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2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

303 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$62 (available as part of the Wine Spectator set)
label - Pike Road Barn

This wine represents the best of the Yamhill Carlton AVA and is adorned by one of the many historic barns of the county.  The 2015 Yamhill-Carlton is made from the fruit of the Coats and Whitney and Kalita Vineyards, both farmed impeccably by Daniel Fey and the team at Results Partners.

tasting notes— This wine shows heady aromas of plum, raspberry preserve, vanilla, toasted oak, wet earth.  Palate has liqueur qualities, juicy, toasted oak, and subtle campfire smoke, leather and black cherry. Full ripe tannins on the finish add unexpected but well received structure on the palate despite its openness to express all its qualities.  This for me is really spot on for the AVA especially in a warm vintage.

scores—
96 points — purely domestic wine report
93 points — International Wine Report
91 points — Josh Raynolds — Vinous
91 points — Wine Spectator
9 — Vinography

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2014 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

228 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48 (sold out)
label - the Schmidt barn, Yamhill

This wine represents the best of what our neighborhood produces. The 2014 Yamhill-Carlton is from the fruit of the Coats and Whitney vineyard and Kalita Vineyard, both farmed impeccably by Daniel Fey and the team at Results Partners. This wine represents the best of the Yamhill Carlton AVA and is adorned by one of the many historic barns of the county.

tasting notes—
Sweet, toasty oak, cola, raspberry and menthol. The palate is super juicy from the cascade of raspberry flavor, all the aromas are the same flavors on the palate, and the toasty oak really boosts the sweet quality of the fruit and rounds out the wine to be a very decadent taste and texture experience. There is just enough acidity for the fruit flavors to feel fresh and brambly with perfect acidity.

scores—
92 points — The Pinot File
91 points — Wine & Spirits


2013 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

160 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48 (sold out)
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


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