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Wine Spectator
(December 2013)
93
2010 Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir – 93pts

Sleek, lithe and tempting, with a velvety texture and expressive flavors of cherry, red plum, currant and dusky spices. The finish lingers gently and persistently. Offers depth and presence without weight. Drink now through 2020. 95 cases made.
Wine Spectator
(October 2013)
93
2010 Tendril White Label Pinot Noir – 93pts

Sleek, vivid and expressive, with juicy cherry, raspberry, mint and cream flavors twirling easily through the elegant finish. Stylish, refined and destined to develop with cellaring. Drink now through 2020. 404 cases made. –HS
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
(July/August 2012)
90
2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley – 90pts

2009 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley($48) Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of cherry-cola, blackberry and mocha, with a floral topnote. At once fleshy and energetic, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and notes of star anise and vanilla. The cola quality comes back on the finish, which clings with very good tenacity and appealing sweetness.
92
2009 Pinot Noir TightRope Willamette Valley – 92pts

2009 Pinot Noir Tightrope Willamette Valley($64) Vivid ruby. Expressive aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice and mocha, with a floral topnote. Juicy, expansive and sweet, with deep but energetic red and dark berry flavors and notes of allspice and vanilla. The spicy quality carries through the very long, sappy, penetrating finish, which shows an appealing seamless character. These wines are made by Tony Rynders, who made the Domaine Serene wines for many years.
Wine Enthusiast
(August 2012)
91
2009 Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir – 91pts

The Tightrope bottling from Tendril winemaker Tony Rynders has the power and complexity of its companion “White Label” bottling, but it needs more time to pull itself together. Right now the wood component still has a rough, raw edge, unless given several hours of breathing time. The powerful cherry fruit is there to match it, but the details remain hidden.
94
2009 Tendril White Label Pinot Noir – 94pts

Deep, firm and concentrated, this gorgeous wine has the muscularity of Cabernet, but the plush, velvet elegance of Pinot Noir. Youthful and rich, it has deep fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry, with barrel notes of coffee, chocolate and anise. Full, smooth and supple, it is certainly among the best of the Oregon 2009s. Cellar Selection.
The Tasting Panel
(June 2012)
91
2009 Tendril White Label Pinot Noir – 91pts

Fresh, bright and showing lovely cherry fruit and tangy acidity; elegant, deep and beautifully balanced; restrained and classic. Welcome back, Tony Rynders!
Enobytes.com
(April 2012)
90
2009 Tendril White Label Pinot Noir – 90pts

The 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot noir exudes aromas of cherry, high cacao count dark chocolate and a light expression of whole stick Vietnamese cinnamon.
Wine Spectator
(March 2012)
91
2009 Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir – 91pts

Bright and lively, this offers a supple mouthful of cherry and blueberry fruit, shaded with hints of coffee and spice, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2016.
90
2009 Tendril White Label Pinot Noir – 90pts

Fresh, lively and crisp, with focused cherry and raspberry flavors, veering toward floral and peppery notes on the finish. This has style and transparency. Best from 2013 through 2016.

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