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2008 Lemelson Thea’s Selection Willamette Valley 90pts/$30=QPR 3.0

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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  • Have you tried the Zmor wines by Daniel Moore? He was the winemaker at Martinelli for a long time, and is now making wine under this lable.

    Oct 18, 2011 at 9:29 PM

  • Just finished my last 2006 vintage Kosta last night, a Sonoma. Happilly, I have an allocation from the winery this month. Dans wines are my benchmark for domestic Pinots and with few exceptions they've pretty much ruined me. I would encourage you, based on available funds, to try some of these wines and determine the style you like best. Then, if possible, give one of Kostas' a whirl; you won't be dissapointed.

    Oct 19, 2011 at 10:05 AM

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