Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Cardiac Hill 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit was destemmed to a 1.5-ton fermenter. After a six-day cold soak, fermentation began. The vat was punched down 2-3 times daily until fermentation was complete; then once a day until the cap fell. The must was pressed, settled overnight, and then racked to 25% new French oak barrels. The wine was racked and blended the following spring, then returned to barrels for additional aging, 18 months total.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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:

Clear garnet, with aromas of black cherries, cloves, and notes of maple, mint, and stem. On the palate, this wine shows lively acidity and mild tannins, with flavors of cherry cola and plum, and spicy black currant emerging in a very long finish.

The fruit was destemmed to a 1.5-ton fermenter. After a six-day cold soak, fermentation began. The vat was punched down 2-3 times daily until fermentation was complete; then once a day until the cap fell. The must was pressed, settled overnight, and then racked to 25% new French oak barrels. The wine was racked and blended the following spring, then returned to barrels for additional aging, 18 months total.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

100 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 25% new French oak barrels

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.72
Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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