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J.K. Carriere Wines

J.K. Carriere Wines 2022 Glass White Pinot Noir


Stewarding our corner of this planet, to not degrade it, to bolster the soils and to “leave it better” than we found it. The winery shoulders its environmental load via natural mass cooling including: highly reflective roof, subterranean barrel caves, night cooling dampers, super-thick cool-banking floors, clerestory heat evacuation, and solar panels.

On the farm we’re employing biologically intensive, certified organic (USDA), no till, pollinator friendly cycles, native cover crops, carbon sequestration, bio-char, onsite-at-scale composting, compost tea, mycorrhizal fungi, grazing sheep, and bolstering water holding capacity to further our non-irrigated, dry-land farming as a board member of the Deep Roots Coalition.

J.K. Carriere Wines

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

J.K. Carriere Wines, Newberg, Oregon
2022 Glass White Pinot Noir

Continuing our "Laser" theme from November...

Laser for your patio

The Cliff Notes: The color is onion skin and pink baby’s breath. The nose presents as lime flowers and melon. The attack is racy acid and exhilarating white florals: lemon, margarita, jasmine and daffodil. It tails-out long and quenching, a veritable laser. 92 pts, 'Hidden Gem' Wine Enthusiast, Aug 2023

Fermentation: 100% Pinot noir, whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented to dry using a long, slow, low-temperature, wild-yeast regimen. Those native yeasts metabolized the sugar under the pressure of clean carbon dioxide, thus delivering massive high-tone fruit esters that make it seem all sweet fruit and summery.

Elevage: 100% barrel aged in older French oak barrels. Aged using lees addition and incorporating Champagne methodologies from 100 years ago to strip color and broaden an earthy mid-palate, similar to a rosé Champagne from that era, without the bubbles. Racked once and filtered prior to bottling in January 2023.

Vineyards: In 2022 this wine came from two certified organic, high-elevation, acid-preserving vineyards: our own St. Dolores Estate on Parrett Mtn in the Chehalem Mountains AVA and Temperance Hill Vineyard at the top of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.

— Jim Prosser, owner/winemaker

Vintage 2022 Varietal Pinot Noir Appellation Willamette Valley PH 3.08 Alcohol 12.00% Volume 750 ml

A Cellar 503 selection in December 2023, Organic and Biodynamic Willamette Valley | Pinot Noir