2016 PINOT NOIR
Le Choix de St. Dolores
VINEYARD | st. dolores
APPELLATION | chehalem mountains
WINEMAKER | jim prosser
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
BOTTLING | march 6, 2018
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 5 cases
J.K. Carriere's signature move is to build Pinot noirs of "power and grace" that age. We balance substantial wines on the back of some of the highest natural acidities found amongst domestic Pinot noir. "The Choice from St. Dolores" is once again the highest choice from our estate vineyard in 2016. Our mountainous, dry-land-farmed, organic vineyard has a duality about it, yielding wines that are both structured and juicy. Here, the wine's cherry backbone crackles with energy, projecting potency, vibrancy. This is pure, young and piercing stuff. Anything less might not otherwise attain sainthood.
Six sisters / Bend, OR / Family hardware store / Oregon State Univ / Xerox Corp / Porsche / Marriage / Commercial Real Estate Finance / Un-marriage / Sell House / Peace Corps – Lithuania / Climbing in the 'Stans / Bicycling across U.S. / Broke / Winemaking in OR, NZ, AUS, France / Deadly wasp allergy / Bootstrapped JKC winery – unpaid / Pulled in sister – details / Married sugar momma in education – health insurance / Solidly self-employed by questionable boss – paid / Bought mountaintop 40 acres / Planted steep 30 acres / Built fetching winery / Ever-happily worn ... by daughter.