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Tendril Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
  • WE 94
  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

Blended from nine impeccably farmed vineyards in five AVAs: Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill-Carlton, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Chehalem Mountains, this precocious wine offers up a nose with a wide array of aromatics including wild plum, raspberry, currant, allspice, menthol, vanilla and a touch of anise. The palate is lush and vibrant, highlighted by flavors of fresh bing cherry, loganberry, white pepper, raspberry cordial, and a hint of rose petal with fine tannins and good length.

Critical Acclaim

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast

Deep, firm and concentrated, this gorgeous wine has the muscularity of Cabernet, but the plush, velvet elegance of Pinot Noir. Youthful and rich, it has deep fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, with barrel notes of coffee, chocolate and anise. Full, smooth and supple, it is certainly among the best of the Oregon 2009s. Cellar Selection.

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of cherry-cola, blackberry and mocha, with a floral topnote. At once fleshy and energetic, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and notes of star anise and vanilla. The cola quality comes back on the finish, which clings with very good tenacity and appealing sweetness.

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Tendril, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Tendril
Tony Rynders squeezes a full bladder press of cellar cred into his wholly owned new brand, Tendril Wine Cellars. Tony's professional wine experience began in 1989 in the lab at Mirassou. He then went on to graduate from UC Davis in 1993 with a Masters Degree in Viticulture and Enology. Next, off on a world tour of practical experience in Carneros, Friuli, Tuscany and South Australia. Then, assistant winemaker at Argyle in Oregon and red... View More