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2018 Carabella Pinot Noir "Inchinnan"

Carabella 2018 Inchinnan Pinot Noir

Winery: Carabella

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Inchinnan"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chehalem Mountain

State or country: OR

Price: $60

Cases produced: 149

KWG Score: 92.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 6, 2021

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a cherry-cola bouquet with hints of black plum and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, bright and very fresh. The flavor profile is a blend of spiced plum, mushrooms and dried oregano along with notes of loam, cherry and a hint of clove and blueberry. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot is food friendly and very easy to drink. I would pair this versatile wine with pan-seared pork chops with a cherry pan sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark garnet in color, with robust tannins, 2018 will reward patience in the cellar. Black cherry and spice from the Wädenswil (43%) sets the tone, with savory earth and spice from the Dijon 114 (29%). Dijon 115 and 667 (14% each) bring pleasing finishing acidity. A little brawny, even for Inchinnan, but with some surprising early suppleness.

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