This is Lelmelson’s appellation wine. It is a blend of the specific vineyard sites they have access to and it’s usually a pretty good value. Wine Enthusiast calls this vintage ”a gentle mix of floral, mocha, forest and chocolate streaks.” They add that the elements are “buttressed with firm purple fruits,” It all sounds a touch too much for me, particularly the mocha and chocolate, but I have enjoyed Lemelson’s style in the past.
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2008 Lemelson Thea’s Selection Willamette Valley 90pts/$30=QPR 3.0