Tony Rynders walking the Tightrope: Tendril Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2011 Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Tony Rynders with all his current endeavors might be stretched a little thin, however he is still walking the Tightrope pretty well if this wine is any indication of his efforts overall.

The 2011 vintage in Willamette Valley did not produce a lot of overtly intense wines; fortunately for Tendril, this wine was about as big as Pinot noir gets from Oregon. Five years into its journey, this wine is holding up fine and will hold steady for at least another five.

Beef bourguignon or Easter Ham would be the perfect accompaniment.

Rating: Excellent (91) | $64 | 13.5 % ABV

Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


  1. allaboutwine May 5, 2016 at 12:04 AM - Reply

    good reviews

    • MacDaddy Marc May 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      Thanks for reading, we appreciate your comment. All of Tony Rynders projects produce tasty results.

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