Grand Tasting Opportunity: The Pinot Noirs of Oregon's Le Cadeau Winery

Grand Tasting Opportunity: The Pinot Noirs of Oregon's Le Cadeau Winery

Thursday, June 6th from 7:00 to 8:30 | $25 per person + tax 
Includes ample pours of 6 highly-rated Oregon Pinot Noirs + light hors d'oeuvres

Just 20 spots available | Reservations and Pre-Payment Required
Due to the enhanced planning needs of this tasting, no refunds are available.

Click HERE to reserve your spot(s) today!

It's been a hot minute since we've hosted a grand tasting at the shop, but that's about to change. We've got Tom Mortimer of Oregon's Le Cadeau Vineyard joining us on June 6th for an incredible tasting of his micro-production, highly-rated Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs. Due to the limited nature of the wines and the size of the shop, we can only take 20 lucky wine lovers for this fantastic tasting event.

This will be a casual, open-house, drop-in style tasting, not a seated one. Attendees will taste through the wines, and place their orders for pickup at Table Wine the following week.

The Le Cadeau story began in 1997, when Deb and Tom Mortimer bought an uncultivated parcel of land on the south slope of Parrett Mountain, just a few miles east of Newberg, Oregon, in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Known as the "rockiest vineyard in Oregon," it took a team of track-hoes, D-8 Cats, and tractors more than 2 years to clear the raw land. That effort and cost was totally worth it to the couple, as these well-drained soils reduce vigor and promote small fruit clusters with little berries. The resulting wines are rich, fragrant, and finely detailed.

Winemaking is handled by two of Oregon's best veteran winemakers -- Jim Sanders and Steve Ryan. The duo produce wines that balance classic Oregon ripeness and sensuality with the more savory and complex qualities of Red Burgundy. Trust me folks, these are special wines, and you're going to love them!

The Wines:

1. 2017 Blanc de Noir Brut 
Just 200 cases produced, and I can't wait to try this with you all! "Seductively silky, this flows across the palate with a savory wash of fine bubbles as salty minerals mingle with ripe orchard fruits." - Eric Guido, Vinous Media

2. 2022 Red Label Pinot Noir 
295 cases produced, and this is basically the entry point wine. What an entry! "The Red Label Pinot has the beautifully earthy qualities of a matsutake mushroom risotto, as well as ripe marionberries. Black-cherry and dark-chocolate flavors accompany a bitter almond note. The wine's tannins are firm while its texture is leathery. Enjoy 2025–2037." - Michael Alberty, Wine Enthusiast

3. 2019 Cote Est Pinot Noir 
A whopping 200 cases were produced from this fantastic vintage. This comes from the cooler, eastern part of the vineyard, and it's always the last block to be picked. "Pale ruby, the 2019 Pinot Noir Cote Est has pretty scents of cranberry sauce, blood orange, iron and dark spices. The light-bodied palate is silky and refreshing with generous layers of savory, spicy fruit and alluring, graphite undertones lingering on the finish. Drink now - 2032." - Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate

4. 2019 Rocheux Pinot Noir 
230 cases were crafted, and this comes from the rockiest part of the vineyard, and the plantings here are some of the winery's oldest. "Mineral-accented raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by building floral, baking spice and cola nuances. Juicy and tightly wound on entry, offering cherry and red fruit flavors that deepen and ripen through the back half. Drink now - 2035." - Eric Guido, Vinous Media.

5. 2019 Merci Reserve Pinot Noir 
The Merci Reserve cuvee is crafted from estate plantings of “heirloom” or “heritage clones” of Pinot noir – clippings from Mt. Eden, Calera, Swan, Hanzell, and Vosne-Romanée. This special bottling is a fitting tribute to those that have labored to make these extraordinary clones. I recently had my last bottle of the 2018 of this, and it was magnificent....96-97 points from this guy :)

6. 2016 Trajet Reserve Pinot Noir 
From the winery: "The Trajet Reserve cuvee was a journey into something new for Le Cadeau, when Tom & Jim had the idea to make an estate Pinot without any limits. The result with the 2016 harvest was a 4 barrel fermentation of 95% whole cluster grapes, subsequently aged in French oak for nearly 18 months. It is rich and deep yet surprisingly soft on the palate, with very well-integrated tannin. Stylistically, yes, the approach was a journey for us, but the result is very much "Le Cadeau". We anticipate long-term ageability with this wine... so while Trajet Reserve may not be produced every year, it is one you will want in your cellar when we do!" It definitely ages well, as I had my last bottle of the '14 a couple months back, and it was perfection. 100 points - Yours Truly.

For the lucky few who get to attend this very special tasting, you're in for a treat. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot(s) today!