Kramer Vineyards Carmine Willamette Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The Carmine was destemmed to a one-ton fermenter. After a 2-3 day cold soak, we added yeast, and sugar. The must was pressed at 2 degrees brix, settled overnight, and transferred to barrels for aging. Several weeks before bottling, we fined with a natural yeast derivative to soften the tannins.

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Kramer Vineyards:
Located 30 miles west of Portland in the northern part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, our wines are made from grapes grown in our LIVE-certified sustainable estate vineyard. Our goal is to produce wines that are true expressions of varietal, vineyard, and vintage. We believe this is achieved through a combination of sustainable viticulture practices and a winemaking philosophy that is driven by th... Read more
Located 30 miles west of Portland in the northern part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, our wines are made from grapes grown in our LIVE-certified sustainable estate vineyard. Our goal is to produce wines that are true expressions of varietal, vineyard, and vintage. We believe this is achieved through a combination of sustainable viticulture practices and a winemaking philosophy that is driven by the flavor profile and composition of the fruit at harvest. We produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Carmine, sparkling, rosé, and dessert wines. Read less

Tasting Notes:

This dark ruby red has aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, red fruit, and capsicum. The lively acidity and moderate tannins reveal lovely fruit in the mid-palate, including cranberries, cherries, and pomegranate, with hints of pepper, anise, vanilla, and oak. This is a young wine and will benefit from several years of bottle age or decanting. Cellar 10-12 years.

The Carmine was destemmed to a one-ton fermenter. After a 2-3 day cold soak, we added yeast, and sugar. The must was pressed at 2 degrees brix, settled overnight, and transferred to barrels for aging. Several weeks before bottling, we fined with a natural yeast derivative to soften the tannins.

100 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in American Oak.

Notes: Aged 18 months in 25% new American Oak

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.6
Total Acidity: 7.0 grams per liter

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