Tony Rynders’ history with the Carter Vineyard began more than 20 years ago when he became winemaker for Domaine Serene. Carter was one of the original sites used during Rynders’ ten years at Serene. In 2017, Rynders was reunited with grapes from the Carter Vineyard, now owned by Ken Wright.
“Low and Slow” is the perfect way to describe Carter. The vineyard is located on a low-lying bench. Carter is slow to evolve in both barrel and bottle; it is incredibly ageworthy. The wines are intensely red fruited and floral, packed with raspberry, cranberry, violet and mineral with juicy acidity.
2019 Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction Lot 47.