Wines

Le Cadeau Vineyard

Willamette Valley

Le Cadeau Vineyard

Josh Raynolds from Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, writes: ”Tom and Deb Mortimer bought this high-altitude vineyard on Parrett Mountain close to Newberg in 1996 and after almost two years of brush- and rock-clearing had a soil scientist/researcher tell him that he had four distinct terroirs, each of which was capable of producing a different expression of pinot noir. “Being a wine geek,” Mortimer told me, “I couldn’t resist the chance to have four different wines made.” Taking it a step further, he also decided to have each block made by a different winemaker; in past vintages his wines have been made by the likes of Harry Peterson-Nedry (of Chehalem), Josh Bergstrom, Sam Tannahill (A to Z) and Isabelle Dutartre (De Ponte and 1789). Mortimer gives the winemakers free rein so it isn’t easy to nail down a particular style here aside from noting that the wines have been of consistently high quality from the outset.

Le Cadeau Vineyard