Wine of the Day: Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley is always ideal when you are looking for a stellar Pinot Noir option. With soils filled with marine sediments brought by floods during the ice ages, carving valleys, and creating benchlands, Yamhill-Carlton is the ideal place to showcase the earthy, floral, red-fruit-filled variety.

With the goal to allow the place to speak through the wines, Gran Moraine reveals elegant, elevated, terroir-driven Pinot Noir with character. Select Dijon clones of Pinot Noir are dotted throughout the estate vineyard to showcase their potential when matched to the wide variety of microclimates found within the vineyard. Though the area experiences hot summer days, evenings, mornings, and nights are cool, ensuring ripe fruit maintains vibrancy and acidity, delivering a complete, well-structured, nicely rounded wine.

Juicy and fresh, Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir ($45) layers red cherry, crushed raspberry, wild strawberry, and pomegranate with touches of black tea, mocha, and purple wildflowers, finishing with touches of star anise and nutmeg. #Cheers