Tendril Cellars

3500 Northwest Bridge Farmer Road Gaston Oregon 97119 US

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Winemaker Tasting Notes

The nose is bursting with aromas of red cherry, blueberry compote, pipe tobacco, sweet spices, blackberry and wild plum. The palate delivers deep, full bodied flavors of black raspberry, currant, pipe tobacco, freshly tanned leather, cocoa powder and rosemary with a long, persistent finish.

Wine Data

Varietal Composition
  • 100% Pinot Noir
AVA
  • 100% Willamette Valley

    Sub-appelation Composition
    • 100% Yamhill-Carlton
Aging and Cooperage
18 months in French oak barrels; 50% new
Bottled
May 2017
Cases Produced
155

Enjoy

Tendril wines are made “low and slow,” just like great food: we give them time to reach their full potential at the winery, aging 16 months minimum in barrel and 6-18 months more in bottle before release.  If you prefer aging, 3-15 years from vintage date is ideal for TightRope. Serve at 58-62F.

Pairings

peppercorn steak, mushroom tart, herb roasted potatoes

Our vision is “slow wine.” Everything we do is towards the best possible wines and it simply takes more time: continual interaction with vineyard, adaptive winemaking, separate small-lot fermentations, and longer aging. It is an process rather than a production, and not always successful.

We offer three different options for our wine club family, named for three of our wines: Extrovert, TightRope and C~Note.

Tendril Wine Cellars offers intimate tasting experiences by appointment only. Our seated tastings are always led by one of our winemakers— they are an in-depth experience for all your senses tasting at minimum six wines.

We’re happy to hear that you’re interested in purchasing our wine. We ship to adults in most U.S. states. Please select a wine to add it to your cart.

We love visitors, although it’s always best to book ahead as our winemaker-led tastings require some preparation.

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