JK Carriere Clarion Pinot Noir
2020 (on top of everything else!) saw vineyards in Oregon vulnerable to wildfire smoke permeating the skins of grapes. Rather than risk losing the entire vintage, Jim Prosser of J.K. Carriere harvested early and pressed the juice off the skins immediately, effectively making a Blanc de Noir. Expertly blending in reserve juice from the previous two vintages, he managed to create the lightest, juiciest, most pleasing Pinot Noir we've had in a long time. It is, as he says, "atypical:" a radiant, almost blue-purple color, high-toned luscious fruit that still manages to be complex, and your new favorite chillable red that still reflects some of the best vineyards in the Willamette. If you love pleasure and ingenuity, get this wine.
100% Pinot Noir