Wine of the Month




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Cardwell Hill


 2017 Willamette Valley
Pinot Noir




It was exactly a year ago today that we sent out the 2016 version of this wine as our Wine of the Month in August. Pretty sure this is a first for a winery to go back to back vintages as our WOM. We ended up selling boatloads of the 2016 version and we expect the same result with this bottling as you cannot find this quality of Pinot Noir anywhere for under $10.

Here is what we said last year as it all translates the same for this vintage:

A quality Oregon Pinot Noir for under $10? To say its unheard of is no exaggeration. This is not some giant producer either. There are just over 900 cases made of this inexpensive gem. This is a light to medium bodied style that is the perfect compliment to the hot August days and nights ahead. Would not be a bad idea to throw this in the fridge for 20 minutes before serving as light chill adds another layer of refreshment.

The wine has a smooth-round texture of  cherry and raspberry that lingers on the pallet. This wine goes beautifully with salmon, all fish and shell fish.  Pair it with pheasant, duck, and venison.

The winery dedicates this wine to the Fenders Blue Butterfly which is a protected species in Oregon and parts of the Cardwell Hill property are reserved as a secure habitat and breeding area for this Butterfly.

See you soon!




 Wine of the Month History



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