|Owner(s)||Linda Moore, Rebecca Moore, Ron Moore|
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Ron and Linda Moore purchased an old, 50-acre farm outside of Carlton in 1998. The first estate vines were planted from 2000 to 2003 with additional planting in 2007 to make up a total of 20-acres of Pinot Noir and Riesling.
The first release was 89 cases of a 2003 Pinot Noir. In 2011, daughter Rebecca joined the farm operations.
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2019 MonksGate Vineyard North Block Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir
12.3% alc.,pH 3.09, 198 cases, $22. Released February 2020. 100% Pommard. Whole cluster gently pressed. Aged 4 months in stainless steel. · Light salmon color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of fresh strawberry and red raspberry. The flavors of blood orange, red berry and watermelon are bright and satisfying. Bone dry, with sprightly acidity, very modest tannins and a quenching finish. Score: 90. Reviewed May 25, 2020 ARTICLE »
2017 MonksGate Vineyard North Block Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir
13.1% alc., pH 3.09, 118 cases, RS 0 g/L, $21, screw cap. Pommard clone. Minimal skin contact. · Delicate golden-pink color in the glass. Really magnetic nose showing aromas of strawberry, spice garrigue, brioche and floral goodness. A highly distinctive rosé, with flavors of strawberry, white peach, melon, and hints of caramel and goodness.. Creamy in the mouth with an excellent finishing grip of acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed May 12, 2018 ARTICLE »
2017 MonksGate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., pH 3.61, 425 cases, $38. Released September 2019. 30% Pommard, 23% 667, 27% Wädenswil, 20% 115. Aged 10 months. · Light garnet color in the glass. The nose shows some volatile acidity upon opening that resolves when tasted several hours after opening. Light in weight, with aromas of red cherry and dried herbs, and flavors of cherry and herbal oak. A bit shallow on the mid palate with moderately firm tannins. Score: 88. Reviewed May 25, 2020 ARTICLE »
2017 MonksGate Vineyard Trinity Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.3% alc., pH 3.58, 194 cases, $50. Released September 2019. A limited production barrel selection. 50% 777, 38% Pommard and 12% 667. Aged 10 months. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Shy, but pleasing aromas of dark red cherries and berries, and enticing riffs of rose petal and spice. A middleweight style that is juicy and bright, offering a chewy core of dark Bing cherry fruit. Adroit winemaking with a light touch of oak, gracious tannins and a satisfying, moderately long finish. Score: 92. Reviewed May 25, 2020 ARTICLE »