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2018 Kara "Composition," Pinot Noir, Willamette Valey

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2018 Kara "Composition," Pinot Noir, Willamette Valey

Domestic Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
Composition (noun): The arrangement of different elements to produce something outstanding!

Oregon's Best Kept Secret!

Drumroll, please...

For a few years, Bertrand de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (aka, DRC) has been quietly producing a domestic Pinot Noir, Kara "Composition."  

Made exclusively for Michelin Starrestaurants, we just pulled the cork on the 2018 Pinot.  


Aptly called "Composition," the wine is an amalgamation of the terroir, which comes through in the wine.

Fig and date on entry, you get hit with terrific dusty and textured tannins.  Not so much red cherry or strawberry, rather, darker cherry, raspberry, and blackberry lead to a fuller-bodied style.  An earthy, woodsy, even meaty finish is followed by pink pepper and dried spice, which balances the fruit. The finish is endless and the acidity refreshes the palate. A few minutes in the glass and the wine evolves to a super-velvety, silky Pinot.

The 2018 Composition is a food wine (think salmon, lean meats, and roasted chicken). 

Other notable facts worth mentioning:  

  • Pommard clones are sourced from Winter's Hill Vineyard adjacent to Domaine Serene; 
  • the breezy cool nights of Winter's Hill are akin to summers in Vosne-Romanee, Burgundy
  • Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC) may very well be the most collectible and iconic wines of Burgundy (and even the wine world).  Their Romanee-Conti, Romanee-Conti (THE most iconic of the Grand Crus) fetches $15,000 per bottle (yes, bottle!).  

Make sure you get to taste the best-kept secret in Oregon.  

While supplies last, quantities are extremely limited. 


$52.95 per bottle / $635.40 per case



Product Details

Producer: Kara

Country: United States

Region: Oregon

Sub Region: Willamette Valley

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W