Ghost Hill Cellars 2014 Prospector’s Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $55

By on July 22, 2017

The Bayliss and Bower families work together on this century farm just east of Carlton, Ore., but Pinot Noir is a relatively recent addition – 1999. It is now the esteemed Eric Hamacher who handles the winemaking for them, and the Prospector’s Reserve represents a six-barrel blend of the four primary clones of Pinot Noir within the oldest section of this 16-acre planting adjacent to Ken Wright’s Bonnie Jean Vineyard. Dijon 777 and 114, Pommard and Wädenswil come together for a bright, juicy and bold offering of red strawberry, raspberry and currants. Its backing of blood orange acidity and cherry-skin tannins bodes well for the cellar.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 141 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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