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2009 Le Cadeau “Merci” Pinot Noir – Review

By Duane Pemberton
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Le Chadeau is a winery in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and has a somewhat unique way of producing tasty wines from its estate vineyards – they have a different winemaker for each bottle. Additionally, each winemaker picks different blocks of the vineyards in an effort to showcase what that specific section of the vineyard can do.

Technical Data: 

  • Winemaker: Jim Sanders, Aubichon Cellars
  • Production: 94 cases
  • Vineyard Blocks: South, new plantings of heirloom clones
  • AVA: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Clones: Mt. Eden, Calera (“heritage” clones)
  • Oak: 50% new, Top-tier French
  • Alcohol: 14.9%
  • Price: $48

Nose: Spiced cran-apple, roses, macerated cherries, fresh-cut cedar and raspberry compot.

Taste: This wine reminds me of snuggling up to a fire with a cup of spiced tea – it’s inviting spices are complimented by raspberry, cranberry and a splace of cherry. Its mid palate is very tasty and has a great mouthfeel which leads into a finish that hangs around nicely and keeps revisiting like an old friend.

W.E.P Rating: 100%

  • Segan093

    Love the wines coming from Le Chadeau…intriguing idea, and a great way to both showcase and investigate terreoir