Etude 2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir
In the northwest corner of Willamette Valley, low ridges create an AVA centered around the hamlets of Carlton and Yamhill in a distinct horseshoe shape. Home to some of the Oregon’s most regarded Pinot Noir vineyards, the Yamhill-Carlton District is known for its course-grained marine sedimentary soils that are among the oldest in Willamette Valley.
Our 2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir exhibits the distinct qualities that make Willamette Valley Pinot Noir especially unique: beautiful savory earth qualities in tandem with vibrant red fruit notes. The wine opens up with an elegant bouquet of plum, iris, violets and earl gray tea, and pine. Cranberry and pomegranate fruit burst forth on the palate and persists through the ﬁ nish. The structured yet elegant quality of the tannins suggest several years of aging.