J.K. Carriere

Vespidae Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.122 ratings
9.13 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
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9.0

Bright red. Fresh cherry, raspberry and candied rose scents, along with suggestions of allspice and cola that emerge as the wine opens up. Silky and open-knit, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors lifted and given a spicy edge by a jolt of peppery spices. Rich yet energetic in style, finishing with very good clarity and length and smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2016)

Bright red. Fresh cherry, raspberry and candied rose scents, along with suggestions of allspice and cola that emerge as the wine opens up. Silky and open-knit, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors lifted and given a spicy edge by a jolt of peppery spices. Rich yet energetic in style, finishing with very good clarity and length and smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Dec 2016)

Jul 28th, 2017
Megan Long

Eucalyptus and dark berries with some herbal notes.

Eucalyptus and dark berries with some herbal notes.

Oct 13th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Light fruit. Distinctive Willamette taste. Earthy.

Light fruit. Distinctive Willamette taste. Earthy.

Feb 24th, 2016
Manchester Sheldon

Smooth red berries and notes of smoked oak, nice complexity

Smooth red berries and notes of smoked oak, nice complexity

Feb 4th, 2017
Kathleen Lant

Needs time to open. But once it does, beautiful cherry or tart pomegranate. A little edgy up front smooth finish. Nose is all fruit.

Needs time to open. But once it does, beautiful cherry or tart pomegranate. A little edgy up front smooth finish. Nose is all fruit.

Jan 29th, 2017
Catherine Zimmermann

A rich, smooth Pinot. Gorgeous label. For those of you that want a full Pinot - this is for you!

A rich, smooth Pinot. Gorgeous label. For those of you that want a full Pinot - this is for you!

Jan 13th, 2017
Alessandro Nardi

Excellent

Excellent

Sep 2nd, 2016
Jennifer Miller

Love it. Smooth

Love it. Smooth

Mar 27th, 2016
Stanley Lipkin

Lighter style for an Oregon pinot. Dusty raspberries, silky tannins. Very elegant.

Lighter style for an Oregon pinot. Dusty raspberries, silky tannins. Very elegant.

Nov 5th, 2015
Daniel Houser

Daniel had this 3 years ago

Daniel had this 3 years ago

Apr 1st, 2017