2015 The Four Graces Carol's Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
The Pommard clone performs well on our Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard. Pinot noir produced from this site exhibits powerful structure, black fruits, and deep color. Our 2015 Carol’s Reserve Pinot Noir is an elegant and complex wine with a lustrous ruby color and aromatics of blueberry, black peppercorns and hints of dried cherry and sandalwood. The palate has a rich chocolate beginning that moves into notes of wet stone and finishes with juicy dark fruit and nuanced acidity balanced by silky tannins.
100% Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone
September 16th to September 18th, 2015
17 months in 35% new French oak
The 2015 growing season was great for a second year in a row. Bud break was three weeks ahead of ‘normal’ and the growing season maintained that lead through to harvest. The summer’s consistently hot days were followed by warm nights and just the right amount of sprinkling rain. The higher than average overnight lows allowed grapes to mature faster without putting stress on the vines, which lets the grapes come together in balance and flavor to produce an excellent wine. Yields were generous and overall quality was high across the board. The fruit for this wine was hand harvested from September 16th to September 18th, 2015.
The Doe Ridge Estate, purchased and developed in 2005, is a 90-acre site and considered one of the most innovative new vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Sourced from Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton District, this Pinot Noir benefits from vine age and sustainable farming.