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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

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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

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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

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