Tony Rynders recent has gone downtown with the move of both his Tendril Wines and Child’s Play Wines brands into historic Carlton, Ore., and a short walk from where he helped Domaine Serene begin its rise to fame. This latest example of Extrovert Pinot Noir lives up to its name. Bright, beautiful fruit and a bit of clove jumps out of the glass on the first smell. Raspberries, plums and cherries continue to demand attention on the palate. Vanilla and cocoa join the party there, making this wine an immediate friend that will delight any audience. It represents nearly a third of his 1,000-case production under Tendril, and in October the 2015 Extrovert earned a gold medal at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore., a judging staged at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on behalf of some of the region’s top wine buyers. Suggested pairings include grilled salmon, spicy teriyaki chicken and a plate of penne.
Production: 295 cases
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