2013 Carabella Vineyard Pinot Nior
A tale of two vintages, the Willamette Valley saw near-perfect weather up until late September when the remnants of typhoon Pabuk from the Western Pacific slammed into the Pacific Northwest and forced a brief intermission from harvest activity. When the sun returned in the first week of October it brought about one of the warmest and driest Octobers on record. A classic Indian Summer.
The nose on this single vineyard wine is dark and brooding with deep currants and plum intermingled with hints of butterscotch and caramel. The palate presents bolder flavors of cedar, pine sap and menthol all leading to a soft and elegant finish.