Carlton Hill Vineyard Wines

2018 Estate Pinot Noir $50

The 2018 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir shows ripe-berry and floral aromas with some roses and lavender. Its medium-bodied with a medium, round texture that’s formed by firm tannins. Fresh and vivid. This shows energy and focus. Drink in 2023.

Aged in oak for 11 months and put in bottle with a finished PH of 3.60, the 2018 vintage produced a wine with lush, dark berry flavors, floral notes on the nose and hints of tobacco and spice which immerge on the finish. Having good acidy and tannins to frame this vintage, 2018 produced a vibrant and age worthy wine. As is the case with all of our wines, the 2018 Estate Pinot Noir should only get better with some time in bottle. Enjoy. – David

Carlton Hill Vineyard Wines

Our Wines

David Polite has been vinifying fruit from his Carlton Hill estate since 2002. The vineyard was planted in 1999, and all of his Pinot Noirs are made from Estate fruit. David takes the long view, aging his wines longer than many Willamette Valley wineries. Over the years his wines have received high scores from pundits and a loyal following from wine lovers. And his Croquet Tournament is a favorite event of his Wine Club members.

Carlton Hill Reserve Club Social

Saturday, June 29, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

RSVP to 503-537-4337

To the Members of the Reserve Club,

In the words of Stewart Smally, aka Al Frankin, “Its time to party!” Chef Brian Etienne of Tucky’s Southern Kitchen and Pantry is back by popular demand and will be here to serve up yet another fabulous lunch to members who make their way out to see us. Lunch shall once again be served table side and for your entertainment, jazz singer and fellow Reserve Club member, Billie Eidson, will be performing with her combo, the Billie Eidson Band.

At lunch, a few Tournament Reserve wines from the cellar will be served up along with our newly released 2023 Rose of Pinot Noir and the 2016 Carlton Hill Sparkling Wine, Final Disgorge.

Please RSVP by the 15th of June whether you will be able to attend this year’s Social.

Yamhill Carlton Spring 2024 Tasting


Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noirs sparkle in James Suckling Wine Review.

Our New Sparkler!
2016 Blanc de Noir
Final Disgorgement
Extra Brut Sparkling Wine


Tasting notes from final disgorgement:
roduced by the traditional MéthodChampenoise, the 2016 Blanc deNoir “FinalDisgorge” has been 7 years in the making. Using 100% PinotNoir from the Carlton Hill Vineyard 115 and 777Dijon  blocks , thisExtraBrut sparkling wine is limited to just 20 cases.


Tasting notes from second disgorgement:
And so the story continues with Carlton Hill’s foray into the world of sparkling wine. This is our second bottling from the 2016 Blanc de Noir vintage. In September of 2021, we conducted our dosage trials and ultimately disgorged 39 cases of what will forever be known as the “Second Disgorge”. These sparkling wines, produced by the traditional Méthode Champenoise, have been on yeast for approximately five years to achieve a more extended tirage. Preferring a truer expression of the underlying fruit and dryness for this sparkling wine, we kept the final sugar levels at a minimum to achieve the Extra Brut status with less than 2,5g/l residual sugar. Enjoy.

Announcing PRJ’s Cuvee

2020 Estate Pinot Noir Yamhill – Carlton

2020 brought us many misfortunes. Covid 19 turned our world upside down. Fires ravaged our state and communities. And, for those who had the privilege of knowing him, we also had to endure the passing of Peter Royal Joy who died on September 13, 2020. This Carlton Hill vintage is now and forever dedicated to his memory.

Join Our Reserve or Cellar Wine Club

Because our production of barrel-select reserve Pinot Noir is so limited each year (typically 50 or fewer cases), it sells out quickly. To support our growing number of wine enthusiasts who love Carlton Hill estate wines, we have a Reserve Wine Club. Membership in the Carlton Hill Reserve Wine Club guarantees you an annual delivery of a half-case (6 bottles) of Carlton Hill Estate Reserve Pinot Noir. Additional benefits of membership in our wine club are below.


  • 20% off all wine purchases
  • Complimentary entrance to our Croquet Tournament & Wine Tasting
  • Complimentary entrance to our seasonal events
  • Cellar Club – 6 bottles Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir
  • Reserve Club – 6 bottles Carlton Hill Estate Reserve Pinot Noir


The Ultimate Guide to Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Carlton Hill 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

The top-selected barrels of the 2013 vintage from the Carlton Hill Vineyard comprise this Pinot Noir, a pure exhibition of what the 11-acre, Pinot Noir–exclusive, LIVE and Salmon-Safe Certified site can do. Spicy, spiced and herbal, this wine is medium-bodied and full of raspberry, tea tree, just-ripe blueberry, hazelnut and eucalyptus. Subtle with softer acid given its time in bottle, noticeable tannins hug the spicy finish. | $75

Our vineyard dog, Walker, and new winery photos