2013 Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Napa Meets Oregon: The Story of Cornerstone Cellars
Domaine Serene and Argyle fans, look here.
Wait. Is Cornerstone from Napa or Oregon? The answer... is both!
Cornerstone Cellars happens to be a hot spot in Napa Valley. For years, they have made outstanding reds and are probably best known for a variety of Cabernet Sauvignon they produce. In 2008 however, they decided to start up a project in Oregon.
Cornerstone Oregon was born in the Willamette Valley as a collaboration between Cornerstone Napa's Craig Camp and renowned Oregon winemaker Tony Rynders. Many of you might know Rynders from his work as Assistant Winemaker for Argyle and as head winemaker at the famed Domaine Serene.
During his time at Domaine Serene, he was awarded a ton of incredible praise from the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate. In addition, Serene was awarded “Winery of the Year” status five consecutive years from Wine and Spirits magazine.
All in all, we're talking top winemaking talent here ... and it shows in the wine.