Le Cadeau Vineyard 2015 Équinoxe Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $50

By on September 10, 2017

Jim Sanders, who trained with Michael Etzel of Beaux Frères fame, makes four of Le Cadeau’s top bottlings each year, including the Équinoxe. This Parrett Mountain wine comes from the three center blocks of Le Cadeau Vineyard, which were established in 1999 and planted to Pommard and Dijon clones 115, 667 and 777. Dusty blueberry, cherry, cocoa powder and Cinnamon Imperials aromas lead to approachable flavors of black cherry and dark strawberry amid a structure of finesse and a juicy finish of Marionberry and baking spices. These wines are available at the Le Cadeau Vineyard tasting room in Dundee near the Babica Hen Café and The Inn at Red Hills.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 88 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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