2017 PINOT NOIR
Low and Slow
VINEYARD | carter
block | 115
clone | 115
APPELLATION | eola-amity hills
WINEMAKER | Tony Rynders
HARVEST DATE | october 21, 2017
BOTTLING | may 2019
ALCOHOL | 14%
PRODUCTION | 60 bottles / 5 cases
Tony Rynders' history with the Carter Vineyard began more than 20 years ago when he became winemaker for Domaine Serene. Carter was one of the original sites used during Rynders' ten years at Serene. In 2017, Rynders was reunited with grapes from the Carter Vineyard, now owned by Ken Wright.
“Low and Slow” is the perfect way to describe Carter. The vineyard is located on a low-lying bench. Carter is slow to evolve in both barrel and bottle; it is incredibly ageworthy. The wines are intensely red fruited and floral, packed with raspberry, cranberry, violet and mineral with juicy acidity.
Tendril Wine Cellars is a unique and rare gem located in Oregon's Willamette Valley. This is the personal wine project of acclaimed winemaker and consultant Tony Rynders. Founded in 2008, the goal for Tendril was to create a unique wine experience focused on Pinot noir. After years of painstaking effort, we now feature a lineup of five wines that make up our “five-course meal” of Pinot noir. Our offerings range from a barrel-fermented white Pinot noir to 100% whole-cluster red Pinot noir. The result is an exciting range of offerings that highlight the versatility that can be achieved with Pinot noir.