The Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir red wine is a true expression of Oregon terroir, offering elegance, restraint, and through-line acidity.
Our Pinot Noir was crafted from the fruit grown on both our Gran Moraine Vineyard and our Winery Estate Vineyard. Both sites are located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and contain some of the oldest marine sedimentary based soils in the Willamette Valley, producing wines with nuanced fruit and earth characteristics. The fruit was picked at a point to best express the profoundness of the site and the vintage. At the winery, the fruit was held overnight in our cold room to chill at 42 degrees Fahrenheit before being carefully hand-sorted and gravity fed into open top tanks. Approximately 25% of the fruit was left intact for whole cluster fermentation, then aged for 9 months in 39% new French oak.
VARIETAL TYPE: Pinot Noir.
SUB APPELLATIONS: Gran Moraine Vineyard.
PRACTICES: LIVE Certified, Sustainable Winery, Vegan Friendly.
- 2018 Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, 93 points, Wine Spectator, TF (Jan 21)
- 2017 Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, 94 points, Wine Spectator, TF (Oct 19)
- 2016 Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, 95 points, JamesSuckling.com, NS (Nov 18)
Bottle Size: 750 mL