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Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,082
3.50 5
11/19/2012

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


Member Reviews for Kramer Vineyards Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Estate

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Snooth User: alexypnz
81134068
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 08/21/2011

Nice wine! Really!


Snooth User: wineybikerbitch
809888153
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/30/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: henrytf
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 03/18/2009

Three glasses



Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

125 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.68
Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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