2015 J.K. Carriere, "Vespidae" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

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2015 J.K. Carriere, "Vespidae" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

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When we drink a wine like the 2015 J.K. Carriere "Vespidae" Pinot Noir, we are reminded that Oregon - and the Willamette Valley in particular - produces some of the most balanced Pinots in the world.

Though Vespidae has quite a bit of Estate fruit, it is a blend of some of the most coveted Pinot Noir vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

A Winning Combination

Pinot Noir from each of the vineyards below was carefully selected for their best attributes. Here is a list of the "who's who" of Pinot Noir in this delicious bottle:

  • Temperance Hill Vineyard: for its old-vine complexity
  • Black Walnut Vineyard: for its earthy elements
  • Anderson Valley Family Vineyard: for its hi-tones and spice
  • Shea Vineyards: for its ripe fruit
  • J.K. Carriere Vineyard: for its high elevation and structure

The flavors from each site create a wonderfully expressive Pinot. "Juicy and precise on the palate, offering subtly sweet red berry, cherry and blood orange flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Shows impressive depth to the sweet raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors, with no excess fat; a spine of zesty acidity lends structure. Closes spicy, subtly smoky and quite long, with rounded, even tannins and a lingering floral note." Vinous

This wine is more than just a winning combination; it is a blend of the best Pinot Noir - and the best attributes - from all of the Willamette Valley in one bottle. Priceless!

Enjoy!

$37.95 per bottle / $455.40 per case

Summary


VINOUS

92 / 100

"Highly perfumed aromas of red currant, strawberry, candied rose and peppery spices pick up subtle vanilla and smoky mineral notes as the wine opens up. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering subtly sweet red berry, cherry and blood orange flavors that deepen and become sweeter on the back half. Shows impressive depth to the sweet raspberry, cherry and rose pastille flavors, with no excess fat; a spine of zesty acidity lends structure. Closes spicy, subtly smoky and quite long, with rounded, even tannins and a lingering floral note."


Product Details


Producer: J.K. Carriere

Country: United States

Region: Oregon

Sub Region: Willamette Valley

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W4214