This bottling represents vineyard sources exclusively from within the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Made in very limited quantities, these “Origins” series wines are reflections of the personality-driven, regional characteristics from which they hail. Sheltered by a rain shadow created by the Coast Range, this is a “horseshoe” shaped area of rolling hills surrounding the towns of Carlton and Yamhill. The soils here are coarse-grained, ancient marine sediments layered over siltstone and sandstone. Expressive nose of red fruits, cranberries, forest floor, herbs de Provence, and smoked meat. Rich and full on the palate, showing dusty/earthy tones, with lots of spice and mineral characteristics. Cherry pit notes, hints of sassafras and anise combine. Finishes strong with old world tannins and mouthfeel, this wine will age for many years to come.