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Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for this wine was blended from two blocks in our estate vineyard—mostly Gamay Beaujolais clone, with some Pommard and Wadenswil. The grapes were destemmed to a 1-ton fermenter. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began. When sugar was depleted to 10%, we added brandy. Fermentation slowed, finally stopping at 6% residual sugar. The must was pressed several days later, and aged in old French oak barrels for 18 months.

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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 sustainably in our 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... Read more
Located 30 miles west of Portland in the northern part of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, our wines are made from grapes grown sustainably in our 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. Our tasting room is welcoming and includes a deck and patio very popular for tasting.  We have a menu to pair with the wines. Read less

Tasting Notes:

This dark ruby wine displays aromas of cherries, cassis, caramel, black cherries, oak, and spice. In the mouth, this sweet, jammy wine has a medium body and smooth acidity, with rich, dark fruits, spice, vanilla, and cloves, with a slightly oaky note in the finish. Drink over the next 10 years.

The fruit for this wine was blended from two blocks in our estate vineyard—mostly Gamay Beaujolais clone, with some Pommard and Wadenswil. The grapes were destemmed to a 1-ton fermenter. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation began. When sugar was depleted to 10%, we added brandy. Fermentation slowed, finally stopping at 6% residual sugar. The must was pressed several days later, and aged in old French oak barrels for 18 months.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 19%
Sugar: 60 grams per liter

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