J.K. Carriere

Provocateur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.9204 ratings
8.836 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jae Cho

Big and burly with little varietal character. Nope

Big and burly with little varietal character. Nope

Oct 16th, 2020
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9.1

Deep, bright-rimmed magenta. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas take on a suave floral quality with air. Supple and broad on entry and then more taut in the midpalate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and candied licorice flavors and a hint of espresso. Finishes long and chewy, with dusty tannins lending final grip. 15% new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2020)

Deep, bright-rimmed magenta. Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas take on a suave floral quality with air. Supple and broad on entry and then more taut in the midpalate, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and candied licorice flavors and a hint of espresso. Finishes long and chewy, with dusty tannins lending final grip. 15% new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2020)

Aug 5th, 2020
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9.1

J.K. Carriere’s entry-level Willamette Valley Pinot really shines in 2016. An elegant wine from an outstanding vintage, it smoothly blends generous New World fruit expression with Old World earthiness and balance. The 2016 is delicious right now but it can age, too. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2019)

J.K. Carriere’s entry-level Willamette Valley Pinot really shines in 2016. An elegant wine from an outstanding vintage, it smoothly blends generous New World fruit expression with Old World earthiness and balance. The 2016 is delicious right now but it can age, too. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2019)

May 20th, 2019
Bob Yoon

Wanted to get drunk under the guise of learning more about the 2012 vintage of Oregon pinots. Mission accomplished. This is some yummy shit!

Wanted to get drunk under the guise of learning more about the 2012 vintage of Oregon pinots. Mission accomplished. This is some yummy shit!

2 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2015
Austin Beeman

Purple color. Red strawberry jelly nose with hint if spice. Fleshy wild strawberry palate with nice acidity. Lingering finish. Hedonistic. $30

Purple color. Red strawberry jelly nose with hint if spice. Fleshy wild strawberry palate with nice acidity. Lingering finish. Hedonistic. $30

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2014
Sean Driscoll

Big for Prosser, but that's what 2012 gave everyone. A crowd pleaser, but still typical JK Carriere with a touch of funk, good acid and soft tannins.

Big for Prosser, but that's what 2012 gave everyone. A crowd pleaser, but still typical JK Carriere with a touch of funk, good acid and soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Evan Roberts

Found this one in the cellar, still a solid wine. I don't remember what it was like closer to release but it's lovely now. Plenty of balance and herbal and cherry notes on the nose

Found this one in the cellar, still a solid wine. I don't remember what it was like closer to release but it's lovely now. Plenty of balance and herbal and cherry notes on the nose

1 person found it helpfulMar 31st, 2015
Caroline On Crack

Writer/blogger Los Angeles Magazine, carolineoncrack.com

9.8

So easy drinking and light.

So easy drinking and light.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Entry level Pinot. Makes for an everyday drinker. Decent dark & light red fruits, soft minerals and earth with high acidity. The wasp is the image of their brand as Jim the winemaker/owner is highly allergic. Stung many times and lived on to make more nice wine. Now that's staring your enemy in the face everyday. Thanks for all your time today.

Entry level Pinot. Makes for an everyday drinker. Decent dark & light red fruits, soft minerals and earth with high acidity. The wasp is the image of their brand as Jim the winemaker/owner is highly allergic. Stung many times and lived on to make more nice wine. Now that's staring your enemy in the face everyday. Thanks for all your time today.

Oct 1st, 2016
Eric

Light.

Light.

Jan 24th, 2016