2013 The Four Graces Doe Ridge Estate Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
Swirl this translucent ruby Pinot Noir and breathe in lovely aromas of red currant, rose petals, lavender and a hint of eucalyptus. Flavors of sweet dark cherry, pomegranate and anise start silky smooth, and thanks to an interesting interplay between tannins and acids, finishes on a pleasingly zesty high note.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this reserve beauty with grilled salmon or pork tenderloin with a cherry glaze.
100% Pinot Noir
15 months in 100% French Oak Barrels
2013 was an excellent growing season but unprecedented rainfall, the residual from a Pacific typhoon, hit before harvest. While a lot of fruit was lost, what was left made a beautiful, classically Oregon Pinot Noir. The 2013 Yamhill Carlton is characteristic of its terroir—age-worthy and well-structured.
Over 15 months in French oak has contributed a velvety softness to the mouth feel without masking the lovely red to black fruit characteristics. Sourced from Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton District, this Pinot Noir benefits from vine age and sustainable farming. The Yamhill Carlton AVA is one of six American Viticultural Areas in the Willamette Valley.