Jim Prosser started the J.K. Carriere wines in 1999 in an old barn in Newburg. The name for the winery is the combined names of his grandfathers. Pretty quickly people caught on to what he was doing. In 2007 headquarters moved to their estate and soon to planted vineyard and soon to be built winery. Now, years later, the winery is built and beautiful, and the home estate vineyard, St Dolores, (named for his Mom) is thriving on top of Parrett Mountain. Jim’s wines are ones he believes in, and are serious and structured. While tasty out of the gate, they age beautifully and are at their best given the opportunity to do just that.
Notes from the producer:
"Personally farmed by Jim and Drew and their crew at the winery, this virgin 40-acre southeast-facing flank of Parrett Mountain lies just east of Newberg, Oregon. Established in 2009, the vineyard is non-irrigated, no-till, USDA certified organic, biologically intensively farmed and relatively high, sitting at an elevation of 500-700 feet. It’s comprised of twenty blocks covering eight variants of Jory (volcanic) soil with five clones of Pinot Noir and four clones of Chardonnay. Planted to 1660 vines per acre and VSP trellised, the fruit ripens early-to-mid harvest, delivering concentrated Bing cherry, good acid, substantial structure and a slight note of tarragon in glass."