Left Coasts, dense and rich in color, Cali's CuvÃ©e Pinot Noir has plentiful aromatics including purple plum, blueberry, blackberry, white pepper and crushed dried herbs. A juicy mid palate with earthy, spicy and toasty flavors wrap up into a tight mineral texture and refined tannins. The flagship Pinot Noir from Left Coast Cellars is a true snapshot of our terroir and a window to our estate, combining all the blocks and different clonal selections from our vineyard. Named in honor of Cali, our owners' daughter, the wine displays bright red fruit flavors, and a freshness that can only be found in the Willamette Valley.
Food Pairing: Cali's CuvÃ©e is a versatile and exceedingly food friendly. A perfect match for anything from the grill, including salmon, pork chops, and hamburgers. Also pairs beautifully with roast chicken, root vegetables, or perfect on its own.
Wine EnthusiastThis is still pretty stiff and tight through the midpalate, with fruit ranging from cranberry to raspberry and sour cherry. Tannins leave a slightly green impression; the wine doesn't seem ripe and full flavored. Some extra bottle age might improve it. Drink 2020 to 2024. Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2017