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Vineyard: Carter

AppellationEola-Amity Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2010 Bethel Heights Carter Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

12.4% alc., 200 cases, $50. Pommard clone planted in 1982. · Enticing aromas of cherries, fraise du bois, forest floor, stem and sandalwood. Moderately light but flavorful, with a core of juicy, dark red cherries. Good structural integrity, polished tannins, finishing dry and savory. Good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Ken Wright Cellars Carter Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $42. This vineyard is owned by Jack and Kathleen Carter and managed by Mark Gould. Located in the southern end of the Eola Hills, this vineyard is primarily Nekia soils and was planted in 1983. Clones 115, 667, 777, Pommard and W├Ądenswil. · Needs air time to open revealing purple fruits, forest floor and oak. On the palate, the plum sauce essence is quite pleasing, yet restrained, with a supporting note of oak. The husky tannins need time to shed. Silky in the mouth. Decent (+). Reviewed January 22, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Ken Wright Cellars Carter Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $47. This vineyard is owned by Jack and Kathleen Carter and was planted in 1983 on Nekia soil at the northern end of the Eola Hills. The vines are own rooted and unirrigated. Clones are Pommard and W├Ądenswil. Ken Wright Cellars manages the vineyard. · Aromas of toasted oak and black cherries. Earthy with a heavy tug of oak overwhelming the tart cherry flavors. Bright acidity with an underpinning of citrus peel and moderately firm tannins. Reviewed August 17, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »