It’s that time of year when wine lovers need something special for the holidays. Carlow Cellars is happy to announce the release of the latest vintage of our flagship estate Pinot Noir, 2014 Magna Porcum, as well as our 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
This is a great opportunity for wine geeks to see how the concept of terroir and vintage variation can influence a wine. Just like when you make your favorite recipe at home and you tweak it a little to get the flavor profile you like, we do the same each year with the wine. Seeing the evolution of the vineyard and the wine is what makes wine interesting and fun and we are always striving for constant improvement. In addition, we have a whole cluster press Rosè of Pinot Noir that will be available exclusively to Pig Pen members. We are big fans of no waste and using what the vintage gives us. This Rosè is exactly that, fruit that we would normally drop to control yields was pressed and fermented. A beautiful salmon color, fruity, acid forward wine you will be happy to have as your porch pounder this summer.
Our estate vineyard performed exceptionally well in 2014 with average yields and great fruit maturity. The luxury of doing our own farming and winemaking allows us the flexibility to make the best picking decisions and really coddle the ferments to make the best juice we can. As we like to say: We grow the grapes and we make the wine! No factory farming just handcrafted goodness. Winemaking is a craft, not a process and being as close to it as we are is how to deliver the best product possible.
Craig and Alan
Camlow Cellars 2014 Vintage