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Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Pinot Noir

Cornerstone Cellars

2010 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Willamette Valley, OR


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Tasting Notes:

A beautiful introduction to this elegant wine begins with a nose of fresh fruit and bake shop spices. A sip enhances the aromas and produces so much more to enjoy: raspberry, blackberry, cherry pie, vanilla, clove and a little smoke.  A long smooth finish brings along mocha and a little spice and reminds you what the next sip will bring. 

With its perfect terroir and remarkable winemaking team, this wine truly over-delivers on our expectations.

"Their 2010 Pinot Noir is a nearly perfect wine displaying great structure with bold and generous fruit."

  • Grapes
    100% Pinot Noir
  • Region
    Willamette Valley, Oregon AVA sources:
    68% Yamhill-Carlton,
    10% Chehalem Mountain,
    8% Eola-Amity,
    6% McMinnville,
    5% Ribbon Ridge,
    3% Dundee Hills
  • Production
    498 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now or hold another 5 years.

Tony Rynders

About the Winemaker:
Tony Rynders, in the wine business since 1989 and a graduate of U.C. Davis, has a very impressive resume. Over the years he's worked in many wine regions including California, Oregon, Italy, and South Australia. Some notable winery experiences include Acacia WineryHogue Cellars, and Domaine Serene Winery. With more 90+ scores from Wine Spectator than any other winemaker in the same amount of time, Tony launched his own consulting company in 2008. Cornerstone Cellars is thrilled to have such a prestigious winemaker on the Oregon team.
About the Vineyard:

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, is recognized as one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas in the world. The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. Overall, the climate boasts a long, gentle growing season – warm summers with cool evenings; bursts of Indian summer into fall; mild winters followed by long springs. In ideal years the maritime climate provides the best conditions possible for growing the cool-climate grape variety for which Oregon is best known: Pinot Noir. The area is also known for producing Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Melon, Gewürztraminer, sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc and some Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot among other lesser-known varieties.

Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • Wine Spectator - 91 points
  • Stephen Tanzer - 91 points
Read more from guest blogger, Craig Camp, about Cornerstone's expansion in to Oregon on our blog site, The Daily Flight.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
This elegant Oregon Pinot Noir pairs well with pork, lamb and poultry, especially chicken or turkey. In addition, consider heavier fish like salmon or swordfish. Lighter pasta dishes and vegetarian items are also good matches. Earthy dishes made with mushrooms and cheeses such as Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, light Cheddars and Chevre are excellent accompaniments as well.
About the Winery
Cornerstone Cellars Excellence is not enough. That is the mantra of the team at Cornerstone Cellars. With a broad portfolio of small-production wines, they choose to go beyond "excellence" to establish an even higher goal each vintage. Each of Cornerstone Cellars' wines expresses the essence of vineyard, variety and vintage, which combine each harvest to create something never to be exactly repeated. Learn more