Left Coast Cellars Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir 2017
Expressive black cherry, black tea, and forest floor aromas expose polished and poised dark raspberry, bitter chocolate, and spice flavors that finish with our region’s minerality and mild tannin. Cali’s Cuvée is versatile and exceedingly food-friendly. A perfect match for anything from the grill, including salmon, pork chops, and hamburgers, this Pinot also pairs beautifully with roast chicken, root vegetables, and is just as perfect on its own.
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Medium ruby colour with a silky texture; notes of fresh, earthy cherry; and good acid structure. Juicy and tangy with a lengthy finish.
Production is up and quality consistent for this palate-pleasing wine. Flavors of raspberry and pomegranate anchor a wellbalanced palate alongside details of dried tea and tobacco leaves. Aged in 15% new French oak, it finishes with lightly grainy but moderate tannins.
Family owned and operated, Left Coast Cellars has been built and guided by two essential principles: a passion for winemaking and a deep connection to the land.
Founded in 2003, they completed the initial phase of the winery just in time for the inaugural 2004 vintage of the label bearing a Lewis and Clark map, illustrating their special place in the world. Based in the middle of the Willamette Valley, just 37 miles from the Pacific Ocean with the immense, cooling benefit of the Van Duzer Corridor running through the property.
In the seventeen years since their beginnings, Left Coast Cellars has gone from a largely grape growing operation with long term contracts with fellow Oregon producers, a wonderful opportunity to establish the high quality of their fruit, to an all Estate commitment. They farm 142 acres of vines on the nearly 500-acre Estate, largely sedimentary soil laid down by the Missoula floods and some volcanic soil as well.
Left Coast Cellars received a USDA grant in Oregon in 2008 to go solar, and the vast majority of the estate's electrical needs are supplied by the ground and roof mounted solar arrays. The winery and vineyards are LIVE certified, Salmon Safe, and were one of just six producers that went to a third-party verification in the initial Carbon Neutral Challenge, originally under the aegis of the Governor's Office, now folded into LIVE as a Carbon Reduction program.