Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 285,671 strong:

Register Today!

Cardwell Hill Cellars Fender's Blue Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review

Cardwell Hill Cellars Fender's Blue Pinot Noir 2015

Cardwell Hill Cellars Fender's Blue Pinot Noir 2015

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $18.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.8%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Cardwell Hill Cellars

Agent: Wineworld Importers & Exporters Ltd

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Andrew rated this wine as 93/100
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Oregon focuses much on Burgilundian varietals. They have managed to carve themselves a spot as one of the few places on planet Earth that can produce consistent Pinot. This is an entry level example, but it is from a good producer, taking care to make quality wine.
The winery uses a mix of Dijon, Pommard (heritage), and Wadenswil clones, giving diversity to concentration, spice, and fruit respectively.
The colour is quite pale; ruby with a water rim.
Aromawise, lots of charcoal and earth on top of ripe, morello cherry, blueberry, and sarsaparilla.
Loads of black and red fruit. Sort of a bumbleberry pie impression. Vanilla, rootbeer, and earth towards the end.
Not one for keeping in the cellar longer than 3 years. This one should be valued for freshness.
This is an insane price for an Oregon Pinot Noir of this drinkability. Stock up! Editor's choice.
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted Oct. 19th, 2017. Picked up from the end of bins. Light red colour. With medium plus legs. Aromas and flavours of, intense cherry, dried strawberry and earth. Taste, dry, light plus mouthfeel concentrated on the front. Very little tannin, finish candy cherry, and heat, some mouthwatering. Good value at this price. Easy to drink, paired with my dark chicken spaghetti and creamy texture was good. Cherry black pepper on the taste.
I would buy it again.
Cardwell Hill Cellars Fender's Blue (2015) is an elegant Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The wine is named after the Fender's Blue butterfly, a protected species found in the Willamette Valley. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Cardwell Hill Cellars Fender's Blue Pinot Noir 2015, you might also like these wines:




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Henry Of Pelham Estate White Wine
Riesling 2019,
Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 285,671 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award