J.K. Carriere "Anderson Family" Pinot Noir 2014

J.K. Carriere "Anderson Family" Pinot Noir 2014


From the winery: “Always just a few best barrels, JK Carriere Limited Bottlings are our highest expressions of Pinot Noir, telling the story of growing year and place. The vines of Anderson Family Vineyard are Dijon 115 clone, meticulously grown in volcanic Jory soil in the Dundee Hills AVA. Structured and reserved with moderate acid, red fruit, coffee and substantial texture.”

Translucent light cherry in color, this wine presents an effusive nose of cherry liqueur, vanilla, hay, peach and green peppercorn. The palate is a raspberry bombast with both good push and mouth-coating tannins, finishing slightly savory.

The Story: Anderson Family Vineyard delivers some of the smallest clusters in the state, which means both the intensity of high skin-to-juice ratio and the inherent possibility of over-extraction.

The Building of: Small-lot wild yeast fermentations, 100% barrel aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (one once used, one twice used). Bottled unfined and unfiltered in March of 2016.

Ageability: You’ll do best by decanting to get it air within its first three years. Well cellared, anticipate additional complexity during its first 10 years with a potential 12-year drinking horizon.

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