Sourced from the heart of the estate vineyard, this is the most muscular of the 2011 releases from Le Cadeau. It hails from the the Chehalem Mountains AVA, and shows ripe flavors of Bing cherries. The tight tannins hint at some green, slightly vegetal character, along with barrel flavors of coffee and caramel.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.