2017 Côte Est Pinot Noir
The 2017 Le Cadeau Côte Est Pinot Noir is crafted from fruit grown on the cooler east side of the vineyard. Picked last each harvest, the fruit develops into a lightly structured wine with bright acidity and darker flavors of boysenberry and blackberry.
Awarded 93 points by James Suckling: "This has a wealth of rich, toasty dark spices with an autumnal, leafy edge that adds charm to the vibrant fruit. The palate has a sleek, even and gently sinewy edge and a supple and really smooth build into the finish. Drink over the next five years."
Awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator: "Sleek and refined, with vibrant raspberry and violet aromas and piquant cherry, black tea and spice box flavors that build complexity toward snappy tannins. Drink now through 2026."
Production: 145 cases
Winemaker: Steve Ryan