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2016 Carabella Pinot Noir "Estate"

Carabella 2016 Estate Pinot Noir

Winery: Carabella

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Estate"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chehalem Mountain

State or country: OR

Price: $40

Cases produced: 370

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: July 16, 2019

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Carabella opens with a mild red raspberry and cinnamon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very nicely balanced and has a round and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a tasty plum with notes of gentle blueberry and faint oak. There is also a touch of minerality at the very end. The finish is dry and its very gentle mild tannins and flavors drift away nicely. This finesse Pinot Noir from Oregon is going to be a crowd pleaser. Friends will quaff it with lightly seasoned grilled chicken. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 benefitted from a warm summer, tempered by cool showers in late August. Featuring vibrant red fruit character, juicy acidity and balanced tannins.

Organic status: not organic

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