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Vineyard: Gemini

AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
VarietiesPinot Noir

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2011 J.K. Carrier Vespidae Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.62, 891 cases, $42. Flagship wine. Vespidae is the Latin name of the family of wasps that tried to kill Jim Prosser. Sourced from Shea, Temperance Hill, Black Walnut and Gemini vineyards. Wild yeast fermentations in stainless steel, aged for 19 months in 29% new, 19% one-year, 19% two-year and 32% three-year or older French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2013. · Plenty of concentration and noticeable finishing intensity in this wine that features a spiced cherry core accented with herbs. Easy going and food friendly. Score: 89. Reviewed July 4, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 J.K. Carrier Gemini Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., pH 3.66, 48 cases, $65. 20- year-old Scott Henry trained Pommard clone. Small lot wild yeast fermentations, aged 19 months in one-year and two-year French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in April 2013. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is shy initially, picking up interest and intensity over time in the glass. Aromas of cherries, pomegranate, spice, underbrush and oak make for an invigorating experience. Mid weight flavors of cherries and berries in a crisp, juicy style with muscular, imposing fine-grain tannins. Texturally alive with a savory herbal streak in the background and a long finish. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and decanted bottle, the wine had slowly evolved, but will still need a few years to integrate the tannins. Score: 91. Reviewed July 4, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 J.K. Carriere Wines Gemini Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.75% alc., 64 cases,$65. The vines are 15-year-old, Scott Henry trained, Pommard clone Pinot Noir planted in Laurelwood soil. Small lot wild yeast fermentations, aged 18 months in 3 barrels, one once filled, one twice-filled and one neutral. Unfined and unfiltered. · The nose is quite alluring as it expands in the glass over time revealing dark red stone fruits, especially black cherries, spice, oak and marzipan. Hearty core of red and black raspberries and cherries engulfed by flamboyant tannins. Two days later this wine was sampled from a previously opened and re-corked bottle and it was drinking beautifully, smoothly textured with more integration of tannins and more expressive fruit. The lesson here is to decant if you have to drink this wine now, but you would be well advised to keep your hands off of it for at least five years. It’s got backside 9s on lock. Reviewed March 26, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »