Reserve Pinot Noir
A step up. A selection of four vineyards all of the same soil.
Pinot Noir famously reflects the land in which it is rooted. With our Reserve Pinot Noir, we focus on the old sedimentary soils of the Yamhill Carlton AVA to bring you a wine that is dark-fruited and structured with chewy tannins.
Our Y-C Reserve bottling comes from the esteemed Yamhill-Carlton AVA, home to some of the most dark-fruited, spicy and rich wines of the Willamette Valley. A collection of four different vineyards make up our Reserve Pinot Noir, some of which dole out fruit to the likes of Oregon royalty in Cristom, Ken Wright and Solena Estate.
“Pinot Noir is amazing at showing a sense of place in the wines. The Yamhill Carlton AVA has very ancient, poor soils which bring a certain level of stress to the vines that result in a dark-fruited, structure, and velvety wine. “
-Laurent Montalieu | Owner & Vigneron
Kudos Reserve Pinot Noir
92 Points | James Suckling Oregon Wine Report
“A rich, spicy red-cherry nose with chocolate and plenty of fragrance. The palate is delivered in impressively fleshy style and has a juicy and flavorful, sweet-fruit finish. Drink now.
The wine is unmistakable, with velvety chocolate notes that compliment juicy blackberries and black cherries and cola flavors. The fruit used in the Reserve comes from a combination of elevations ranging from 200 feet all the way up to 800 feet. The Willakenzie soil is a trademark of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, yielding grapes with fleshy tannins that make incredibly age-worthy Pinot Noirs you’ll want to drink and keep drinking for years to come.
We farm over 500 acres across Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Our goal every day is to make our land better than the day before. We believe that for wines to truly shine, your vineyards must be in balance. All of our vineyards are dry-farmed and herbicide- free.