Gran Moraine Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir 2014


SKU 07369


Aromas: Huckleberry, bright red cherry, Herbes de Provence, soy sauce, wild strawberry, pomegranate, sphagnum moss, shiso leaf. Flavors: Cranberry and rose hips up front that transform into orange zest and Meyer lemon on the mid pallet. This is followed by morel mushroom, red cedar, and exotic spices as allspice and mace. Texture: Precise but broad; exhibiting restrained power and elegance combined with immense aging potential. Finish lingers giving impressions of pipe tobacco, earth, white sage and pure cocoa. Shaped like a teardrop rippling outward at the point of contact with a still body of water.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Gran Moraine
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorTaut, focused and distinctive for a strong mineral streak that runs through the generous cherry and spice flavors, finishing with precision, persistence and balance. Drink now through 2023. 308 cases made.

Harvey Steiman, November 15, 2016
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Pinot Noir has a seductive nose of Bakewell tart, freshly picked strawberries and red cherry on the nose that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and there is a healthy dash of black pepper here, with moderate weight in the mouth and a slightly savory, meaty finish that lingers. It will require 2-3 years in bottle, but it should develop into an enticing Pinot Noir.

Neal Martin, July 2016