2020 Abbey Road Farm
Carlton Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
Carlton Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is an elegant example of our most famous grape here in the valley. True expression of Pinot grown in Yamhill Carlton AVA. Willikenzie soils dominate the region which are sedimentary (ancient seafloor) with loam and streaks of volcanic soils running through it. The soil is well drained which helps with stressing the vines and ripening the clusters. In the glass this translates to a nose of ripe fruit notes of blueberry, raspberry, dark cherry with savoury hints of baking spices and cigar box. The Palette is well balanced with a delicate concise richness.