2018 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir
ALC 14.1% Cases Produced: 75
Dark red color with purple hues. The aromas are of dark plums, blackberry jam, candied black cherries, mocha, black tea, oranges and spice. The mouthfeel is soft and big at the same time, with dark fruit flavors well integrated on the cedary tannins. A balanced acidity lift on the midpalate provides a fleshy and long finish with licorice notes.
The ancient marine sedimentary soils of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA are some of the oldest in the Willamette Valley. Originally the final destination for the early Oregon Trail pioneers, the district is fast becoming one of the best known Pinot Noir producing areas. The well-drained soils prevent excessive vine growth and result in mouth-filling wines with broad, silky tannins.
93 points – Vinous
91 points – Wine Enthusiast