Carabella Winery

Carabella produces elegant estate Pinot Noir, Dijon Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Winemaker/geologist Mike Hallock's minimalist philosophy in the cellar focuses on the elegance and complexity inherent in Parrett Mountain's volcanic soils. Trained as a winemaker in Colorado, he brought his tanks and equipment over the mountains on a flatbed to Oregon for the first vintage in 1998.

Pinot noir is the main emphasis, with seven different clonal blocks fermented separately, then blended prior to bottling to exhibit the complex potential of the vineyard. Making modest use of new French oak, the focus is on purity of fruit and elegance of style. Blocks which stand out in a particular vintage often merit their own limited bottling.

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Carabella Pinot Gris 2015
Pinot Gris really shines at Carabella, as this 2015 two-clone blend demonstrates ripe pear fruit, along with a touch of Poire Williams, carries through a lovely, persistent, textural finish. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Editor's Choice" Farming comes first. Since planting the first vine in l996,
Item Number: 29531
Case: $191.40

Carabella Pinot Gris 2014
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 'Editor's Choice'"The finest Pinot Gris to date from Carabella, this complex and textural wine artfully blends apple, pear and stone fruit with additional flavors of melon and peach skin. The balance is spot-on and the length impressive."