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Cornerstone Cellars "White Label" 2015 Pinot Noir

Cornerstone Cellars

2015 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Willamette Valley, OR


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With each case (12 bottle) purchase of the Cornerstone Cellars 2015 "White Label" Pinot Noir, you'll receive a VIP Tasting for 4 guests at the Cornerstone Cellars tasting room in Napa Valley.
Tasting Notes:

Ah, Oregon. Said by many winemakers to be the closest terroir to Burgundy. Pinot Noir is a finicky grape, fragile and susceptible to a range of dangers. It likes what it likes - cool climates and mild weather patterns. If given all of the above, one can expect Pinot Noir to deliver an exquisite, light in color, acidic wine that tends to pair extremely well with food. 

The Cornerstone Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir is just such a wine. It is a strikingly translucent ruby red in color with a nose of bright berries and dusty earth. Savor the fruit flavors of cranberry and raspberry that transition to violets, wet leaves, cola and a touch of caramel. The tannins are minimal while the acidity is impressive, as you would expect with a premium quality Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley.

Tasting Notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Angel
  • Grapes
    100% Pinot Noir (51% Yamhill–Carlton, 32% Eola Hills, 10% Chehalem Mountains, 7% Dundee Hills AVAs)
  • Region
    1,500 cases
  • Production
    1,500 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Drink now or over the next 3 years
Tony Rynders handles the winemaking for Cornerstone Cellars' Oregon wines. Kari Auringer (featured in our video), is the head winemaker for Cornerstone Cellars, which is based in Napa Valley.
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 2015 was an extraordinary growing season in the Willamette Valley
  • Pinot Noir for this wine comes from select premium vineyards, including Hirschy, Saffron Fields, Schindler, Julon, Gran Moraine, Clay Court and Open Claim
  • 15 months in barrel (50% New French oak barrels, 50% 2-Year French oak barrels)
Food Pairing Suggestions:
This elegant Oregon Pinot Noir pairs well with pork, lamb and poultry, especially chicken or turkey. In addition, experiment with rich, hardier fish like salmon or swordfish. Lighter pasta dishes and vegetarian items are also good matches. Or try earthy dishes made with mushrooms and cheeses such as Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, light Cheddars and Chevre. Cheers!
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