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Le Cadeau Vineyard
December 22, 2022 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

James Suckling's Top 100 of 2022


It is inevitable each December that most of us look back at the year and think of the things we loved. Much to the chagrin of our spouses and partners, many of us also like to makes lists ranking our favorites!

For a wine critic, it is an important way to highlight the best bottles of the year in the massive sea of wine that is available to us all. (It is estimated that 63.5 million bottles of wine were sold last year just from Oregon alone!)

James Suckling, former senior editor of Wine Spectator for almost 30 years, just released his Top 100 Wine of the USA 2022 and we are delighted to be featured.

Rated 96 Points, our 2019 Diversité Pinot Noir is a gorgeous wine and we are proud to be in such great company on his year-end list. Cheers James!

Interested in the wine he sampled? Get it here:


Le Cadeau Vineyard 2019 Diversité Pinot Noir ($60) - "Dark strawberry with orange-peel and wet-earth aromas follow through to a full body with medium, creamy and round tannins and a savory finish. Beautiful, so delicious and polished. One for the cellar."

96 Points | Only 231 cases produced


Time Posted: Dec 22, 2022 at 12:05 PM Permalink to James Suckling's Top 100 of 2022 Permalink
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November 14, 2019 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

Le Cadeau Vineyard in The Somm Journal


We were honored to host publisher and writer Meredith May to Le Cadeau Vineyard this summer. She was able to visit our tasting room and tour our unique 16-acre vineyard atop Parrett Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

You can read her write up of the experience in the October/November 2019 issue of The SOMM Journal by clicking the link. (We're on pages 108-109.)


Interested in the wines she sampled? Get them here:


From Meredith: 

Le Cadeau Vineyard 2017 Rocheux Pinot Noir ($50) - From winemaker Jim Sanders, it offers up a woodsy note of tree sap, coriander, raspberry, and cherry. 90


From Meredith:

Le Cadeau Vineyard 2017 Cote Est Pinot Noir ($50) - An expression delivering earth, spice, and cherry-cedar underbrush from winemaker Steve Ryan. Vibrancy is key to the weighty palate, which presents salted mocha and bright fruit. 93


From Meredith:

Le Cadeau Vineyard 2017 Diversite Pinot Noir ($50) - Made by Sanders, it shows redder fruit followed by roses and mushroom. Sharp, tart, and edgy, with spiced flowers, cinnamon stick, and cherry. 93


From Meredith:

Le Cadeau Vineyard 2016 Trajet Reserve Pinot Noir ($80) - A whole-cluster Pinot Noir from Ryan with a spice-box nose and palate. Sassafras, green tea, fennel, and plum skin make this Mortimer's most ageworthy wine. 94

This vintage is not yet available online. You can try the 2014 vintage here or the 2015 vintage here.


Time Posted: Nov 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM Permalink to Le Cadeau Vineyard in The Somm Journal Permalink
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November 9, 2019 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

Ten Great Oregon Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving

Our 2017 Le Cadeau Rocheux Pinot Noir has been selected by Washington Wine Blog as one of "Ten Great Oregon Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving."

A big thank you to Dr. Owen Bargreen, who writes:

The 2017 'Rocheux' Pinot Noir was made by consulting winemaker Jim Sanders. Vines for this wine are located on the highly rocky west side of the vineyard. As the wine itself begins to open a whiff of volcanic terroir greets you in the glass alongside peat moss, blood orange and guava aromas. The wine shows a silky mouthful with bright red fruits that connect with citrus rind and suggestions of black truffle shavings. The combination of poise and texture is outstanding. Drink 2019-2029. 92 points.

Elevate your Thanksgiving with this delicious Oregon Pinot noir, crafted from estate fruit grown in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley. 

Click here to view wine specs or to purchase.

15% case discount automatically applied to orders of 12 or more bottles!

Time Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 2:22 PM Permalink to Ten Great Oregon Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving Permalink
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October 31, 2019 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

Le Cadeau on the Air

Tune in to KPNW 1120 AM tomorrow morning from 8:25-8:55 a.m. to hear owner Tom Mortimer on air with Julia Crowley, host of Wake Up Call's wine segment! They'll be tasting through a few Le Cadeau Vineyard selections and talking about the vineyard.

Time Posted: Oct 31, 2019 at 12:32 PM Permalink to Le Cadeau on the Air Permalink
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October 10, 2019 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

The Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir



The September issue of Wine Enthusiast selected the 2017 Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir as one of their "11 Editors’ Choice Oregon Pinot Noir Picks." We always knew it was an exceptional wine at an exceptional value, and we're honored to receive the recognition.



Unfortunately for consumers, the 2017 is sold out (you guys thought it was good, too!), but we have some good news: we've just released the 2018 vintage.

Crafted from 100% estate-grown fruit, we selected barrels from almost every block of the vineyard to craft this wine, using fruit typically destined for other cuvées. The result is a beautiful, small-production representation of our unique vineyard site. Just 160 cases were produced so we don't expect this to last long--get it while you can!


Click here to view the 2018 Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir

Cases always receive a 15% discount. Club members save more!


Time Posted: Oct 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM Permalink to The Le Cadeau Red Label Pinot Noir Permalink
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June 28, 2019 | Le Cadeau Vineyard

A Pinot Geek's Winery

Great coverage by Amy Glynn of some of Oregon's most unique and special wineries, encompassing a range of philosophies and price points.

Of Le Cadeau Vineyard, she writes:

"Excellent estate-grown Pinot Noir-Burgundian sensibility meets Willamette terroir. ... Le Cadeau, like my CA favorite Gary Farrell, is a Pinot geek’s winery, one that’ll give you a sense of how much microscopic changes in a site’s exposure or soil specifics will change this sensitive, expressive grape."

Read more on Paste Magazine's website.


Time Posted: Jun 28, 2019 at 12:49 PM Permalink to A Pinot Geek's Winery Permalink