VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Carter Vineyard is a 22-acre planting of Pinot Noir in the Eola-Amity Hills appellation of the Willamette Valley. A former cherry orchard, planting began in 1980 and finished in 2000. Clones are Pommard, Wädenswil, and Dijon 115, 667 and 777. The bulk of the grapes are sold to Ken Wright Cellars and the remainder is bottled under the Carter Vineyard label. The vineyard is managed by Mark Gould.
The Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir was launched in 2002 with Pommard fruit from the 3-acre Hillblock planting in the vineyard. This has continued to form the backbone of the Carter bottling.
The Hillblock Pinot Noir is sold on the website. The winery office is in Portland, but the owners, Jack and Kathleen Carter will provide tours of the vineyard by appointment (503-827-4086).
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