Owen Roe 2016 'The Kilmore' Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
Item Number: 13026
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Yamhill-Carlton District
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
About the Label: The Kilmore Doorway image was captured by photographer David K. Brunn. This Romanesque doorway was a sculpted entrance to the ancient Trinity Island Abbey in County Cavan, Ireland. For hundreds of years, the cloisters served as a refuge until they were destroyed by the forces of Oliver Cromwell. Here, the great patriot, Owen Roe O’Neill, sought solace during his quest for Irish independence.
Tasting Notes: The Kilmore Pinot Noir has been made since 2003 and hails from the Yamhill Carlton AVA in the foothills of the Coast Range. Old ocean bottom sandy soils devigor the growth of the vines and concentrate the berries. Each year The Kilmore represents the darkest fullest bodied Pinot Noir that Owen Roe makes.
This blend of Merriman and Lenne Vineyard Pinot Noir (Pommard, Dijon & Wadensvil clones) takes the dark notes to higher levels without sacrificing fragrance and texture. To be enjoyed with spicy meat dishes and definitely one to be served to those who prefer richer wines.
92pts (2017 Vintage) 6/13/2019
"Potent red berry preserve, baking spice, vanilla and incense aromas are sharpened by a smoky mineral element. Juicy, seamless and expansive on the palate, conveying sweet black raspberry, cherry-cola, star anise and violet pastille flavors that are energized by a core of juicy acidity. Shows strong tenacity and tension on a long, energetic finish that features well-knit tannins and an echo of florality."