The Carter has an appealing softness in the mouth; it’s almost airy, but not thin or dull in any way. Cranberry/cherry fruit seems to float above pillowy tannins, with just a bare hint of mint in the finish. Light and delicate.
The Carter vineyard, planted in 1983, is close to Canary Hill and carries similar cherry fruit flavors, but in a lighter, softer, much more delicate frame. It’s a bit like licking the foam from around the top of a cherry cola sundae – it’s that airy and flavorful. Persistent, textural flavors suggest spicy blue plum, cranberry and rhubarb, with a splash of mint in…