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Carlton Cellars Pinot Noir Cape Lookout Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley 2010

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Dave Grooters has a prime estate vineyard with well-drained Wellsdale sedimentary soils located right between Tony Soter's and Ken Wright's vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Willamette Valley. All the grapes for this Cape Lookout are from that estate vineyard and Dave, who learned his craft working for Ken Wright for many years, does the honors as winemaker. The grapes are all hand selected and the wine aged for 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. The Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Starts off light-weight, with subtle flavors, delivering precise, cinnamon-accented cherry notes that gain momentum as the transparent finish accelerates. A wine of complexity and grace. Drink now through 2018."

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Carlton Cellars:
Welcome to Carlton Cellars. We're an artisanal Winery, Vineyard & Tasting Room in the heart of Oregon wine country, passionate about making premium Pinot Noir and other fine wines in the Willamette Valley handcraft tradition. Since 2001 we’ve made the celebrated Roads End Oregon Pinot Noir in small runs sought after by critics and connoisseurs alike. In 2... Read more
Welcome to Carlton Cellars. We're an artisanal Winery, Vineyard & Tasting Room in the heart of Oregon wine country, passionate about making premium Pinot Noir and other fine wines in the Willamette Valley handcraft tradition. Since 2001 we’ve made the celebrated Roads End Oregon Pinot Noir in small runs sought after by critics and connoisseurs alike. In 2007 our Estate Vineyard began producing enough first-class fruit for us to introduce our first estate Pinot. That was also the year we opened up our own Winery and Tasting Room. In the years since then our wine list has expanded to include three award-winning Pinot Noirs and several acclaimed whites, including our Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and — new in 2012 — Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, and an Estate White Field Blend. Almost of our offerings are estate wines, which are LIVE certified — Carlton Cellars is currently only one of 30 Low Input Viniculture and Enology (LIVE) certified wineries in the state. Read less

External Reviews for Carlton Cellars Pinot Noir Cape Lookout Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Dave Grooters has a prime estate vineyard with well-drained Wellsdale sedimentary soils located right between Tony Soter's and Ken Wright's vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Willamette Valley. All the grapes for this Cape Lookout are from that estate vineyard and Dave, who learned his craft working for Ken Wright for many years, does the honors as winemaker. The grapes are all hand selected and the wine aged for 10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. The Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "Starts off light-weight, with subtle flavors, delivering precise, cinnamon-accented cherry notes that gain momentum as the transparent finish accelerates. A wine of complexity and grace. Drink now through 2018."



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