Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Rhubarb, Smoke, Game
In 1999, Jim Prosser established his own winery, sourced good grapes and started making wine as J.K. Carriere, the combined names of his grandfathers. He’s a mad scientist winemaker who made it in commercial real estate, only to give it all up to join the Peace Corps. Jim has come to understand Pinot noir having learned the trade by working for eight great producers in four countries.
Relecting Jim's usual winemaking style, this bottling has vibrant acid, smooth, dusty tannin, medium body with a hint of salinity. A classically built Pinot noir. The palate is supple and broad on entry and then more taut in the midpalate. It erupts with flavors of cherry, rhubarb, and blackberry. There's a touch of game and candied licorice and a hint of espresso. Finishes long and chewy. Unfiltered and unfined. A good match for grilled meats.