Wines

Gran Moraine wines showcase our tireless attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery. We believe these wines are a true expression of the vintage, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the culture of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley.

Yamhill -Carlton

Rosé of Pinot Noir
Gran Moraine Rose of Pinot Noir Bottle

Vintage: 

2016

AVA: 

Yamhill - Carlton
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AROMAS:
White peach, Chinese gooseberry, Asian pear, strawberry, grapefruit zest, honeysuckle nectar, watermelon rind, rhubarb

FLAVORS:
Meringue, D'Anjou pear, quince, kumquat, lime

TEXTURE:
Bright cleansing acidity, very long citrus finish

 

Yamhill -Carlton

Chardonnay
Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay Bottle

Vintage: 

2014

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Meyer lemon, brown sugar, Asian pear, oregano, hint of match stick, white peach, brine, lees, perfume

FLAVORS:
Flint, apricot, persimmon, kumquat

TEXTURE:
Very fresh up front with a finish as clean as a spring day. Cleansing balanced acidity; candlewax; crisp as a cucumber; round as a persimmon

Yamhill -Carlton

Pinot Noir
Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

Vintage: 

2015

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Cranberry, boysenberry, rhubarb, briar patch, cassis, leather, dust, strawberry preserves, maple syrup, pine tree litter, sassafras

FLAVORS:
Racy pomegranate, spruce sap, huckleberry, tangelo; the finish rounds out with juniper berries and sandalwood mixed with cherry, milk chocolate, and herbes de Provence

TEXTURE:
Juicy tight tannins up front melting into a 70% coco dusty citrus mélange on the mid-palate; breaking like an ocean wave on the finish back toward the mid pallet pulling everything in a loop

Estate Reserve

Pinot Noir
Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

Vintage: 

2014

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Plum compote and sassafras, wild cherry, sphagnum moss, leather, rhubarb, dried herbs, forest floor, hedgehog mushroom; tobiko roe

FLAVORS:
Orange marmalade, barely ripe strawberry, smoked hazelnut, lightly roasted coffee, Thai basil

TEXTURE:
Cleansing bright red fruit followed by tannins reminiscent of orange zest. Beautiful acidity and balance, clear transparency, vibrant, youthful.

 

Cascade

Pinot Noir
Gran Moraine Cascade Pinot Noir

Vintage: 

2014

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Very leafy red strawberry and raspberry, sedimentary soil, mint, tarragon, light roasted coffee, green tea

FLAVORS:
Very fresh strawberry, cleansing cherry and herbs, Douglas fir forest, smokey component, lots of spice on the finish, grilled meat

TEXTURE:
Woven like denim, very tight up front, long tertiary flavor driven finish intermingled with rhubarb and cola

Dropstone

Pinot Noir
2015 Dropstone

Vintage: 

2015

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Hedonistic cherry compote, Oregon strawberry, ripe raspberry plucked on a hot summer day, persimmon, braised duck breast, Thai basil, lemon oil

FLAVORS:
Astonishingly fresh pomelo, yellow foot chanterelles, cola, cranberry sauce, jasmine green tea, star anise, and barely ripe nectarine on the finish

TEXTURE:
Shape of a navel orange – round and finely textured – no end and no beginning

La Première

Pinot Noir
 La Premiere Pinot Noir

Vintage: 

2014

AVA: 

Yamhill-Carlton
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AROMAS:
Rose hips, bright red cherry, herbs de Provence, fresh strawberry, violets, rose petals, anise, rhubarb, and morels

FLAVORS:
Pomegranate, forest floor, orange peel, white chocolate, huckleberry, cardamom, and thimble berries

TEXTURE:
Texture reminiscent of a fine toothed comb with the poise of a male Ballerino. Beautiful fine-grained tannins.