The latest releases of Pinot Noir by Jim Sanders under this second label for Willamette Valley producer Le Cadeau Vineyard continue the trend we are now accustomed to in terms of superb fruit and suave tannins. In this case, dark purple tones of blueberry and pomegranate include whiffs of cola, baking spice and graphite. There’s a match on the palate with a juicy profile and well-managed tannins that allow for a long trail of black cherry and plum sauce. These wines are available at the Le Cadeau tasting room in Dundee next door to Babica Hen Café and The Inn at Red Hills. And fortunately, there was an extra barrel compared with the stunning 2013 vintage.
Production: 120 cases