Yowza. The “Grand Cru.” which is obvious as soon as one smells it. An amalgam of spice, minerals, apple and pear. But heirloom apples and yes there is a difference. Just insane unreal complexity. So serene. So calming. So zen. I love the calming complexity of this wine. Huge power, depth and concentration with almost tannic elements on the finish. Easily the star of the trio but needs a few hours to strut its stuff. The epic long finish is the giveaway. That nose is, dare I say, Brisset like? It’s so complex and compact. Just insane. Wow this is sappy and complex to the max. Saturates the palate with Grand Cru grip and persistence. This is genius. More notes once it opens up. — 14 days ago
Love the acidity here. — 17 days ago
What a nose. This is a Meursault/Puligny cross. Stunning iodine. Incredible minerality. Super Burgundian. Blind I bet my cats it’s burgundy. High end burgundy. Some fall heirloom apples, some spice. So clean, serene and complex. Roulot came to mind. Palate is incredible. Wow. So focused, so elegant, so harmonious. So refined. My god this is refined and feather like. A stunning wine with textural appeal only the best have. This is brilliant. Easy 9.5 and it’s Martin Woods so it will evolve. Wonderful acid structure and grip. So so pure. This is like an Oregon Roulot. There is no unnecessary fat. All precision, angles and minerals. Fuck, yeah!
This is so focused. Like all the flavors are on some super thin silk string. Yet they are all there. Unreal acids. This shit wakes you up. Such a long finish. This is elite winemaking.
As this airs it it gets sappier and silkier. So so good. — 14 days ago
Incredible. With beef bourginone. Good spice. Lotsa red and blue fruit. Red tomato. Some earth. M+ alcohol. Magnum — 12 days ago
Keep it in the cellar a little longer than me and then you’ll have something special — 16 days ago
This Pinot Noir from Oregon has such a beautiful nose.
Medium bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.
Showing red fruits with wood, earth, light vegetables, tobacco, coffee and black pepper.
Elegant and fruit forward with a tangy finish.
Much better after 4 hours of airtime (in the bottle).
I gave it a light chill and paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 3 days ago
Here’s a beautiful Pinot Noir – what a gift! 🎁
This Le Cadeau Vineyard Red Label Pinot Noir hails from Willamette Valley, Oregon. 🇺🇸
It is well-balanced and elegant with medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (13.3%), a medium body and a medium finish. 👌👌👌
The nose and palate offer bright red fruit characteristics such as tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry; also notes of rhubarb, violet, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, pipe tobacco, and earthy notes of potting soil. 🍒🍒🍷🍷
Its expression grew and opened as it had time to breathe. It’s a lovely Pinot indeed. ☺️ — 12 days ago
Cherry, currant, cranberry, rhubarb, strawberry and oak. Light-bodied and soft tannins. — 14 days ago
Parallax wine for $64. Both of us enjoyed. — 10 days ago
Stunning aroma. Sweet and spicey red cherries. Strawberry. Blackberry. Deep penetrating aromas with world class clarity. Spice cake. Angel food cake. Elite bubble gum. Herbs. So complex and expansive. Palate is awesome. Concentrated and super complex with terrific purity and freshness. The freshness and energy here are top top notch. Awesome velvety tannins and juicy, tart cherry fruit with just huge volume and density but so fine and refined. Massive tiny berry fruit intensity builds on the finish. Really light color like a Bertheau Chambolle. Nose has deep Xmas spice on the second pour. Gorgeous and so so deep. Decadent sweetness and so compact and fresh but finishes with that tart tiny berry fruit intensity and almost a hit of cherry gumdrop. Just so pure. A genius wine. — 5 days ago