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2010 Tendril Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Tightrope Willamette Valley

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2010 Tendril Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Tightrope Willamette Valley

Producer: Tendril Wine Cellars
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2013

(a 50/50 blend of fruit grown in the Mt. Richmond and Saffron Fields vineyards, which are both in the Yamhill-Carlton subzone; 19 months in oak, 75% new):  Bright ruby-red.  Dark berry liqueur, cola and licorice on the nose, with vanilla and woodsmoke elements building in the glass.  Supple and expansive, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors accented by candied flowers and spicecake.  Finishes with impressive power and length, leaving suave rose pastille and allspice notes behind.

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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