Winemaker Tasting Notes
The nose is exotic and enticing, with aromas of early season strawberry, white peach, cream, slight quince and bosc pear. The palate is rich and round showing pear compote, quince paste, shaved cucumber and peaches and cream with a long, viscous finish.
- Varietal Composition
- 100% White Pinot Noir
100% Willamette ValleySub-appelation Composition
- 100% Chehalem Mountains
- Aging and Cooperage
- 16 months in primarily neutral French oak barrels; 0% new
- February 2018
- Cases Produced
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, 3-10 years from vintage date is ideal for Pretender. Serve chilled at 50-55F or after 30 minutes in the fridge.
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