Nov 8, 2012

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In The Glass: Cornerstone Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Napa’s Cornerstone Cellars, Craig Camp, and Oregon’s highly acclaimed winemaker, Tony Rynders, share a common goal: to make exceptional wine that shows Oregon’s roots. Craig Camp, managing partner of Napa’s Cornerstone Cellars, has had a passion for Pinot Noir for over 30 years, so his reasoning for heading north to the Willamette Valley to produce Pinot Noir is easily understandable – Oregon’s terroir blended with it’s world-class winemakers and highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs speaks for itself. Craig Camp and I have something in common: a long-time passion for Pinot Noir.

This is my first experience with the Cornrestone Cellars Oregon brand, and I am indubitably impressed with the 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – this is a stunningly elegant Pinot Noir.

The 2010 Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir showcases Oregon’s fruity berry and cherry aromas to perfection. On the palate, the berry, earth and pie spice flavors are truly seamless and flow effortlessly from front to back. Luscious, juicy and elegant, the finish is long with incredibly silky, smooth tannins. Extremely well balanced and positively enjoyable, this is so my kind of Pinot. I absolutely love it! Without a doubt, I’ll be popping the cork on one of these bottles come Thanksgiving. Cheers.