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A second, value-priced label from Tendril Wine Cellars. After several years as the winemaker at Domaine Serene, Tony Rynders launched his own label, Tendril Wine Cellars, in 2008. The name is an homage to the grape vine.
The wines' labels are adorned with artwork from Tony's daughters.
The lineup includes a Pinot Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, a PInot Noir Rosé and a Zinfandel.
2014 Child’s Play Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.9% alc., $24. Tendril second label featuring value-priced wines. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Very shy black cherry fruit with overwhelming aromas of heavily toasted oak. Mid weight plus, oak-infused black cherry and blackberry fruit that isn’t particularly pleasant. Tannins show up on the dry finish. Very little Oregon Pinot Noir typicality in this wine. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was still oak-infused while the palate was a little day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was still oak-infused while the palate was a little more redeeming with more fruit and spice coming through. Score: 86. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »