2010 & 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
To understand Oregon Pinot Noir, you should know of Ken Wright (Panther Creek and Ken Wright Cellars) and how he influenced all the region's top winemakers including these two offerings crafted by Cornerstone Cellars' Tony Rynders.
2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an offering from predominately volcanic and basalt influenced soils of Yamhill Carlton, as Stephen Tanzer describes "energy and a potpourri of star anise with smoky overtones." This wine is still showing primary red fruit profiles even after 9 years of aging.
2015 Williamette Valley Pinot Noir is still a baby, hailing from its birthplace in the flood plains of Eola Amity Hills and the low elevations of Yamhill Carlton, with Willakenzie sediments showing the Bing Cherry and toasty vanilla from long summer days in the coolest area of the Van Duzer corridor.