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2017 Gran Moraine Pinot Noir "Yamhill-Carlton"

Gran Moraine 2017 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

Winery: Gran Moraine

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Yamhill-Carlton"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Yamhill Carlton

State or country: OR

Price: $45

Cases produced: 4,300

KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: April 20, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Oregon opens with a smoky oak and black cherry bouquet with hints of red raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a red raspberry and oak blend with notes of strawberry and clove. We also detected a hint of cherry-cola mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its well-managed tannins drift away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Pinot with pork tenderloin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas: Heady guava and strawberry, lemongrass, thyme, floral perfume, cocoa, wool shirt after a camping trip, red licorice, freshly tilled soil, and tarragon.
Flavors: Cherry, anise, leather, lilac and a bit of pine sap.
Texture: Fresh, clean, tight and focused up front with a wavy high-pitched tannin structure toward the finish.

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