Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate 2010
The grapes were harvested by hand, sorted, and destemmed into 1-1.5-ton vats. The fruit cold soaked for seven days, then primary fermentation began. The vats were punched down 2-3 times per day, then once a day toward the end of fermentation. The bins were pressed at dryness, and settled overnight before racking to 25% new French oak barrels. The wine aged for ten months and was racked prior to bottling the following September.
Editorial Reviews for Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate
Not very aromatic, this builds up in the glass with classic raspberry and sage aromas associated with Oregon Pinot. It's fairly spicy in a floral/herbal way and has a lovely note of arugula at its core. This enters the mouth showing excellent integration with a sweet edged ribbon of black cherry and lingonberry fruit opening on the mid-palate, but then the tannins become more obvious and a touch aggressive. The fruit is lovely and has hints of stones, earth and blueberries adding complexity before the tannins add a touch of woodiness to the earthy finish. This could come around nicely with another year in the bottle, but today it needs some fatty food. 88pts
Food Pairings for Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate
Aromas of dark cherries, nutmeg, allspice, and a hint of black tea fill the glass. On the palate, this wine shows abundant dark berry fruit--more cherries, black raspberry, and a bit plum. Tannins are smooth and integrated; finish is very long with black pepper and clove.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
125 cases produced.
Aged 10 months in French Oak.
|Alcohol: 13%||pH: 3.68|
|Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter|