2008 Le Cadeau Diversite (Pinot Noir) Oregon

Had the 2008 Le Cadeau Diversite last night at dinner. Went superbly with duck breast.

The wine was still a teeny bit tight, but opened up nicely. Nice cherry and light berry notes, and a little nutty flavor, I think. The wine is nicely concentrated. Has a very nice finish and is a really elegant wine.
I think this was only made in 2008. I think it has not reached its peak.
WS gave it 93 pts, and I have no argument with that.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Had the 2008 Le Cadeau Diversite last night at dinner.
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I think this was only made in 2008.



This is a regular bottling.

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I think it has not reached its peak.
WS gave it 93 pts, and I have no argument with that.


Glad to hear it. I have a few.
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Originally posted by irwin:
WS gave it 93 pts, and I have no argument with that.


FWIW, WS rated it 91. Dr. Jay gave it a 93. Regardless, thanks for the note and I plan to pick some up, as I have enjoyed a couple of previous vintages of the Diversite.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Thanks for the corrections, gentlemen.
In any event, this is one enjoyable wine. I have one bottle left of the Diversite, and one each of the Equinox and the Cote d'est, all from 2008


Irwin, HOLD the ones you have left. They will improve considerably from today based on my experiences with Tom's wines. Also, if you ever find the 08 Equinox Reserve, by all means pick some up.
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Originally posted by irwin:
Thanks for the corrections, gentlemen.
In any event, this is one enjoyable wine. I have one bottle left of the Diversite, and one each of the Equinox and the Cote d'est, all from 2008


Irwin; do you know who sells these in the DC, NVA, MoCo or Baltimore area? No hits on wine searcher. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Red Vino:
Doesn't Bassins carry it?

If not, and can ship in, can get from Brown Derby.


Thanks, i've bought Cote Est 05 and 06 at Bassins. They currently have the 07 in stock so maybe it is a matter of time till they stock it. Will talk to them to see when they expect to get it.
  • 2008 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Diversite - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (6/2/2016)
    I have very mixed feelings about this bottle. No sediment to speak of. But it needs air. It was much better after about 2 hours of being open than before.

    Smells great, and it tastes great at first, but the finish turns into a hot grapey mess. Having said that, I guess I don't like it that much. My wife thought it was terrific. The nose is very floral, a lot of earth, some red berry fruit. The palate is pretty rich, dark fruits, smoke, but a little flabby. And then on the finish it gets to be too much.

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