Carhill Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2018
A classically styled Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a good balance between notes of red fruit along with earthy and spicy undertones that demonstrate the terroir of the vineyards resulting in a complex, ageable wine.
The 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is sourced primarily from Bramblett Vineyard, a small, well-cultivated site in the northern hills of Willamette Valley near the town of Banks. Bramblett is a south-facing vineyard at about 300ft elevation with a mix of 667, 777, and Pommard clones and produces a more earthy, spicy Pinot that has good structure and aging potential. A small portion of the 2018 Willamette Valley comes from the La Cantera Vineyard in Chehalem mountains. La Cantera has a more fruit-forward profile that balances Bramblett and yields a Pinot Noir with aging potential but can also be enjoyed young.