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Le Cadeau 2005 Pinot Noirs
Josh Bergstrom, Cheryl Francis & Sam Tannahill , & Harry Pedersen-Nedry
Make Le Cadeau's Super Limited Estate Pinots

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  Le Cadeau Pinot noir

One of the tiny production/highly regarded "cult" Pinot vineyards in Oregon, Le Cadeau's Pinot noirs are made by four top flight winemakers: Chehalem's Harry Petersen-Nedry makes "Rocheux"; Josh Bergstrom makes "Cote Est", and Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill make "Diversité".

Le Cadeau Vineyard is located on the southern tip of Parrett Mountain, near Newberg, OR .The 10-acre, high-elevation (610’ – 725’), vineyard is the grape source for all three wines, produced in quantities of around 100-200 cases each.

While not well known outside Oregon's winemaking community , Le Cadeau's Pinot noirs are avidly collected by the small group of fans lucky enough to get the wine. We're delighted to offer a small amount of Le Cadeau's 2005 wines. All three wines are well worth a place in your cellar.

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Le Cadeau Pinot noir Diversité 05
2004 Vintage of Diversité received 93 points from Wine Spectator.

Made by Cheryl Francis and Sam Tannahill of Frances/Tannahill and A to Z Wineworks, “Diversité” is named for the diverse selection of Pinot Noir clones that comprise this cuvee – Dijon 113, 115, 667, and 777, along with Mariafeld and Pommard.

It’s difficult to describe the lovely aromatics of the ’05 Diversité.  Along with the usual Pinot Noir red fruits, thoughts of lilac, honeysuckle, anise, and clove come to mind.  The flavors are both delicate and rich all at the same time, and include black cherry, dried red cherry, as well as loganberries.  The texture is soft and velvety; the tannins are very fine. 

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Le Cadeau Pinot noir Rocheaux 05

Made by Chehalem's Harry Pedersen-Nedry for Le Cadeau, The Rocheux cuvee fruit comes from the rocky west side of the vineyard.  The 2005 Le Cadeau Rocheux opens with bold aromas of mixed berries—boysenberry, marionberry, raspberry—and light scents of coffee and earth.  On the palate, the wine is balanced, focused, and features bright acids and soft silky tannins.  The flavors include red and black cherries, Asian spices, and the trademark earthiness from our vineyard site.  The ’05 Rocheux finishes with a hint of vanilla and some lingering oak which will fully integrate in the months ahead.

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Le Cadeau Pinot noir Cote Est 05
"Cote Est" is made by Josh Bergstrom for Le Cadeau. Josh chose fruit from a part of the vineyard that ripens slowly, seeking the lush, over-the-top richness that his Pinots are known for. The Côte Est cuvee fruit comes from the cooler, more fertile, east side of the vineyard. The nose offers scents of ripe black cherries and a bit of raspberry.  On the palate, the ’05 Côte Est follows in the mode of our 2004 release with flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and a bit of mocha and espresso.  Bottled in late August 2006, it continues to put on weight, and is starting to drink well after several hours of airtime.

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Le Cadeau 2005 Pinot noir Case

4 Cote Est
4 Diversite
4 Rocheaux
Such a small amount of Le Cadeau was made,
we're only offering a case discount for this mixed case pack.

Save $60 from suggested retail of $575.40

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