The Kilmore Pinot Noir has been made since 2003 and hails from the Yamhill Carlton AVA in the foothills of the Coast Range. Old ocean bottom sandy soils devigor the growth of the vines and concentrate the berries. Each year The Kilmore represents the darkest fullest bodied Pinot Noir that they make. This blend of Merriman and Lenne Vineyard Pinot Noir (Pommard, Dijon & Wadensvil clones) takes the dark notes to higher levels without sacrificing fragrance and texture. To be enjoyed with spicy meat dishes and definitely one to be served to those who prefer richer wines. - Winemaker Notes
93 points - James Suckling
"This has a strawberry accent on the nose that makes for a very bright, fresh and focused impression. The palate is super elegant and has a very plush, fine and detailed texture with long and fresh fruit persistence.
The winery's biggest production Pinot Noir is a gem, with grip, tension and power. Black fruits etched with iron ore and graphite, along with a touch of black olive, make this smooth and supple wine a joy to explore. The tannins are ripe and very lightly earthy. It's delicious the instant you pull the cork, so don't wait."
90 points - Wine Spectator
"Tightly focused and well-built, with medium-bodied black cherry, green tea and smoky cardamom flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2023."