Carrick Excelsior - named for the coal seam which was mined during the goldrush and lies beneath the Carrick Vineyards - is our finest expression of Pinot Noir. It is derived from a particular parcel of older vines on our Cairnmuir Vineyard, now 25 years old, which are grown on their own roots, without rootstock. Which we believe gives the vines are greater connection to the soil they are grown in. Only made in great years, and one of only two wines we make which stays in barrel over harvest for a total of 18 months.
It is complex, intense, layered and persistent.
5 Stars - Michael Cooper
4 Stars - The Real Review