JK Carriere | ‘Glass’ White Pinot Noir
Like Rosé Champagne without the bubbles
Like a dry rosé Champagne with no bubbles. This wine is a trip, in the best way possible. Close your eyes and it tastes of rich, umami, mouth filling, raspberry coulis. Open them, and notice the lightness, the brightness, the stunning aromatics jumping out like a perfumed white you just have to keep sipping. Winemaker, Jim Prosser, delicately presses this wine, keeping just the juice inside each berry, and making this gorgeously pale wine that rides the line between white and rosé.
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Another holiday-perfect wine. Although, you should also try it with some other pairings such as broiled salmon, grilled ahi, barbecued chicken, grilled or roasted squash, and pan seared pork chops.
Owner and winemaker Jim Prosser grew up east of the Cascade Mountain Range in Oregon in a once sleepy little skiing and timber town called Bend where you'll find plenty of sunshine and sagebrush. Instilled with a strong work ethic, from working in the family hardware store, Jim got a degree from Oregon State and entrenched himself in the corporate world of Xerox and commercial real estate. He spent time in Europe, lived in Lithuania as a business advisor for the Peace Corps, climbed in Pakistan, traveled five continents, worked the family business, sold Christmas trees, and cycled the United States before being seduced... by the elusiveness of Pinot Noir. So basically, he’s super cool. Jim has come to understand Pinot Noir from working for eight great producers in four countries including Erath, Domaine Drouhin, Brick House and Chehalem in Oregon; Villa Maria in New Zealand; Tarra Warra and T'Gallant in Australia; and Domaine Georges Roumier in Burgundy. In 1999, he established his own winery, sourced incredible grapes, and started making wine as J.K. Carriere, the combined names of his grandfathers. Jim's intent is to astonish you, intentionally spark you, and give you every reason to share that experience with someone else.