Cardwell Hill Pinot Noir 2006

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

$22.99
Item No. 97160
  • red wine
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes


#73 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

Thanks to our cool climate on the Western side of the Willamette valley, this Pinot Noir has a bracing backbone of acid. Note the low alcohol. We enjoy balanced alcohol and acid due to the coolness of our vineyard site. This ruby red Pinot Noir has an elegant nose of black cherry, ripe raspberry and a little blueberry/currant. There is a note of cloves and cardoman from the Dijon clones. The mouth has bright raspberry and cherry flavors showing good acid and viscosity. The finish has a bit of spice which fades into raspberry.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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