Le Cadeau Vineyard 2015 Côte Est Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $50

By on August 8, 2018

Tom and Deb Mortimer began to establish Le Cadeau Vineyard near Newberg, Ore., in 1999, and their Côte Est Pinot Noir comes from vines that were part of that initial planting. That Côte Est blocks are in the cooler, eastern portion of the vineyard, so they are harvested last for this project by winemaker Steve Ryan. He crafted this in a nice, jazzy style that’s filled with dark cherry, raspberry and Craisin, making for a rich mouth feel that includes baking spice and Juniper Ridge Douglas Fir Spring Tip Tea.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 163 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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