Cornerstone Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

9.138 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

A small group of people happened to be hanging around Classic and we all pulled a few pinots out to taste side by side.

This was very solid. While this outshined the Shea, the Penner-Ash beat this out easily. Darker and sweeter red fruits compared to the Shea. More of a red spice to it.

A small group of people happened to be hanging around Classic and we all pulled a few pinots out to taste side by side.

This was very solid. While this outshined the Shea, the Penner-Ash beat this out easily. Darker and sweeter red fruits compared to the Shea. More of a red spice to it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2017
Elizabeth Smith

This is an elegant, yet rich, Pinot Noir, with luscious darker fruit, like plum and blackberry, firm tannin, earthiness, and bright tart cherry acidity. I tasted this with Craig Camp at the Wine Bloggers Conference.

This is an elegant, yet rich, Pinot Noir, with luscious darker fruit, like plum and blackberry, firm tannin, earthiness, and bright tart cherry acidity. I tasted this with Craig Camp at the Wine Bloggers Conference.

Aug 14th, 2015
Jay Kline

Huge framboise profile. Not cloying. Concentrated. Fun, New World PN.

Huge framboise profile. Not cloying. Concentrated. Fun, New World PN.

Feb 21st, 2015
Willie Carter

Medium ruby with a highly impressive nose of dark fruits, licorice, strawberries, and cedar. When it comes to Oregon Pinot, we all love to throw Burgundian out there, but this is all California. Light and playful, this is simultaneously one of the most subtle and powerful Pinots I can remember having. There’s a sensuality at play here, with lithe tannins and a very pleasing palate. Cherries, more strawberries, damp earth, menthol smoke, slight leather, and pine needles show on the palate. The fruit follows to the medium to long finish. Well balanced, well made, an outstanding Oregon Pinot.

Medium ruby with a highly impressive nose of dark fruits, licorice, strawberries, and cedar. When it comes to Oregon Pinot, we all love to throw Burgundian out there, but this is all California. Light and playful, this is simultaneously one of the most subtle and powerful Pinots I can remember having. There’s a sensuality at play here, with lithe tannins and a very pleasing palate. Cherries, more strawberries, damp earth, menthol smoke, slight leather, and pine needles show on the palate. The fruit follows to the medium to long finish. Well balanced, well made, an outstanding Oregon Pinot.

Jan 20th, 2018
Eric S
9.0

Much better than the last bottle I had. Crushed black cherries and their stems. Nice balance.

Much better than the last bottle I had. Crushed black cherries and their stems. Nice balance.

Oct 9th, 2017
Eric S
8.8

Starts off with a great effervescent cola nose, but unfortunately doesn't go anywhere from there. Watery tart cherry palate, brief and dry finish. Not bad, but not much to write home about. Willamette Pinots just aren't my thing.

Starts off with a great effervescent cola nose, but unfortunately doesn't go anywhere from there. Watery tart cherry palate, brief and dry finish. Not bad, but not much to write home about. Willamette Pinots just aren't my thing.

Oct 14th, 2016
Chris Regina

Eucalyptus, menthol, forest floor, cherry, plum.

Eucalyptus, menthol, forest floor, cherry, plum.

Sep 17th, 2016
Scot Southworth

Bolder Colorado, Christmas 2015

Bolder Colorado, Christmas 2015

Dec 26th, 2015
Grant Nieland

Heavier on the acidity than on the fruit but overall great balance. Love the wine would buy multiple bottles.

Heavier on the acidity than on the fruit but overall great balance. Love the wine would buy multiple bottles.

Nov 26th, 2015
Tim Gatto

man. pretty tasty

man. pretty tasty

Nov 6th, 2015