Tendril Cellars

130 West Monroe Street Carlton Oregon 97111 US

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Winemaker Tasting Notes

The 2016 Carter displays enticing aromas of fresh violet, red raspberry, wild cherry and barrel spice. The palate is intense and lengthy, showing vibrant red cherry, cran-raspberry, red currant and plum. Wonderful, fine-grained tannins arrive on the finish.

Wine Data

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

    Sub-appelation Composition
    • 100% Eola-Amity Hills
Aging and Cooperage
17 months in French oak barrels; 50% new
Bottled
April 2018
Cases Produced
48

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 our single vineyard Pinots. Serve at 58-62F.

Pairings

wild mushroom risotto, mesquite-smoke pork chop, beef tenderloin

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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We don’t like policies as much as the next person— a handshake is bond enough in many cases. But this makes our lawyer happy because it keeps us in business, focused on the business of making wine.

We are opening for tastings May 15th!

At long last we are opening the doors to our new tasting room & winery in Carlton! We have several areas inside and outdoors to host you safely and spaciously. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff we will be operating with the following protocols:

— Tony and the Tendril gang