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2010 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

The Stepping Stone line of wines from Cornerstone has provided just what the name infers and that is a bridge from the ultra high quality of the Cornerstone label to the well-made value conscious everyday drinking wines of Stepping Stone. Probably more often than not that bridge works the other way too. In that scenario Stepping Stone will introduce the consumer to the ultra premium wines of Cornerstone. It’s a win-win either way for the consumer and the producer. This Pinot noir is a fruit forward bright and bouncy example of the much-varied 2010 vintage. Showcasing the characteristics that have catapulted Willamette Valley Pinot noir into the hearts and souls of wine drinkers everywhere in the last twenty-five years this wine stays true to its roots. Aromas like cherry, vanilla and nutmeg with a hint of fresh turned soil rise from the glass almost like an amuse bouche before the wine cascades across the palate bringing bright red fruit flavors with spunky acidity that confirms what a wonderful food wine this is.

Rating: Very Good | $30 | 13.5% ABV

2010 Cornerstone Stepping Stone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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