Carlton Hill
2018 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir

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TASTING NOTES

WINE ENTHUSIAST 91 POINTS

Dark and rich, the black cherry fruit approaches the flavors of cassis. At first a bit high-toned with a sharp attack, this gently softens out into a lingering finish with chewy tannins. Some 40% was fermented with whole clusters, and 20% was aged in new oak.

VINOUS 91 POINTS

Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries and kirsch, along with hints of licorice and candied flowers. In a deep, lush style, offering sappy black raspberry and cherry cola flavors that pick up a spicy nuance as the wine opens up. The spicy note drives a persistent finish framed by dusty, slow-building tannins. 40% whole clusters and 20% new French oak.   — Josh Raynolds