J.K. Carriere Vespidae Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

9.247 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Julia Crowley Delectable Pro

High acid, smooth tannins-the focus of JK Carriere & they've hit the bulls eye on this beauty! Earthy savory & herbaceous components blend beautifully with blackberry and dark cherry aromas and flavors. Herbs, earth & fruit are rounded out by vibrant acidity and a mineral core. Totally divine, elegant yet powerfully complex.

High acid, smooth tannins-the focus of JK Carriere & they've hit the bulls eye on this beauty! Earthy savory & herbaceous components blend beautifully with blackberry and dark cherry aromas and flavors. Herbs, earth & fruit are rounded out by vibrant acidity and a mineral core. Totally divine, elegant yet powerfully complex.

9.9

Meg Maker Delectable Pro

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

Youthful and fresh (it needs a little air), with aromas of cranberry and currant washed in rainwater, plus a whiff of cypress. It’s lean and vertical on the palate, with cranberry fruit, again, and a faint licorice back note. It’s less ripe than many of the 2012 Oregon Pinots, but they’ve thrown a tiny bit of oak at it, with a long élevage, which rounds it out. Fermented with ambient yeast and aged in barrel for 17 months, 10% new, and named for the wasp that plagues the winemaker. 13.5% abv | $42 (sample)

Youthful and fresh (it needs a little air), with aromas of cranberry and currant washed in rainwater, plus a whiff of cypress. It’s lean and vertical on the palate, with cranberry fruit, again, and a faint licorice back note. It’s less ripe than many of the 2012 Oregon Pinots, but they’ve thrown a tiny bit of oak at it, with a long élevage, which rounds it out. Fermented with ambient yeast and aged in barrel for 17 months, 10% new, and named for the wasp that plagues the winemaker. 13.5% abv | $42 (sample)

8.5

Ryan Mullins Delectable Pro

Rich, deep and full of oregoness. Pomegranate and apple skin with big tannins. Wouldn't open again for 3 years and would love to know this wine in 2026

Rich, deep and full of oregoness. Pomegranate and apple skin with big tannins. Wouldn't open again for 3 years and would love to know this wine in 2026

9.3

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Dark cherry, earth, a bit hot. M+ acid.

Dark cherry, earth, a bit hot. M+ acid.

8.7

Patti Gamboni

More fruit on this but not too much, balanced, can handle lamb... good acid. Temperance hill and Shae vineyards

More fruit on this but not too much, balanced, can handle lamb... good acid. Temperance hill and Shae vineyards

8.6

Merritt Santino Raül Gilé

Took a few minutes, but this really got going. Courses 6-10 @ Painted Lady.

Took a few minutes, but this really got going. Courses 6-10 @ Painted Lady.

9.0

Ara Hayrapetyan

Delicate and subtle with a hint of cranberries. Excellent Pinot.

Delicate and subtle with a hint of cranberries. Excellent Pinot.

9.3

Lorena Jordao

Enjoying this greatly

Enjoying this greatly

9.0

Sean Driscoll

A big mouthful of ripe bing cherry, but good acid, mineral notes and backbone to balance it out. It screams 2012. Going to hold remaining 5 a few more years to tame the fruit.

A big mouthful of ripe bing cherry, but good acid, mineral notes and backbone to balance it out. It screams 2012. Going to hold remaining 5 a few more years to tame the fruit.

9.1

Alessandro Nardi

Great Pinot from Carriere.

Great Pinot from Carriere.

9.3

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm