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2009 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Cote Est (750ml)
Producer: Le Cadeau Vineyard lecadeauvineyard.com
Appellation: Willamette Valley - Oregon - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$45.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 27, 2014 , Randy Lopez
91 points "Color: deep; Nose: fragrant; Aromas: floral, herbal, red berry, black berry; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: medium-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: pleasant; Slow to open but, with air, it showed a nice nose of blackberry and an interesting blend of cherry and plum with a nice finish. Karen really liked it." Best 2014-2016
rated: August 1, 2010 , International Wine Cellar wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
92 points "92-points: Bright violet. Highly aromatic bouquet of black raspberry, dried rose, Asian spices and white pepper. Deeply pitched dark berry flavors gain vivacity with aeration, picking up notes of cinnamon and rose pastille. Finishes with excellent clarity and nervy, spicy persistence. Lots going on already but this showy wine is also balanced to age. This wine was made by Steve Ryan, formerly of Martinelli Vineyards in Sonoma and now at Mendocino Farms. " Best 2013-2015
rated: August 1, 2010 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
91 points "91 – Points: The 2008 Pinot Noir Cote Est displays an aromatic array of pain grille, mineral, Asian spices, and black cherry. This is followed by a sweetly-fruited wine with good density, some structure, and incipient complexity. Give it 2-3 years to fully blossom and drink it from 2012 to 2020." Best 2012-2020