On the Left Coast, we do things a little differently
Left Coast Cellars has been making world class wines in the southern Willamette Valley of Oregon since 2003. I was first introduced to Left Coast when I attended a conference in Oregon, and me Ivy Hover, DTC Manager and all around great gal.
Committed to sustainability, Left Coast Cellars is certified.Salmon Safe, as well as LIVE and several other sustainably responsible certifications.
Left Coast Cellars Pinot Meunier is typically used in their sparkling wine, which is also common in Champagne, but they make a small amount of still Pinot Meunier and I was lucky enough taste it. Intensely earthy, with violets and cigar box flavors, this mutation of the Pinot Noir grape is simply stunning. For those wine lovers who don’t like Pinot Noir, seek out still Pinot Meunier. The richness and complex earthy spice will make your tongue dance with joy.
One of the crowd pleasers is the budget friendly 2014 Left Coast Cellars Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir. Bottled under screw cap, this 100% Pinot Noir is bright, youthful and fun – and is a drink now style that will please even the pickiest pinot drinker. With tell tale Oregon brightness, the fuller boded blackberry, plum and bing cherry flavors float above the forest floor and spruce flavors that are so often a part of the Wädenswil clone that makes up part of the blend. $24
Stay tuned for more Left Coast Cellars reviews! Special thanks to Ivy for sending this yummy juice.