Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir "Dundee Hills Estate" 2009
Our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an assemblage of all our North Willamette vineyard sites, delivering a true reflection of the finest viticultural practices and dedicated winemaking. In our true “classique” style, this wine is approachable and fruit-forward upon release. Tantalizing aromas of candied cherry, crushed raspberry, and cola play over a current of black licorice and refined tannins. This wine owns the requisite structure to be both luscious and lively. Enjoy!
Editorial Reviews for Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir "Dundee Hills Estate"
A hint of nutty smokiness greets the nose followed by handful of dirty, freshly dug herbs. This smells powerful and savory with a slightly roasted base note of strawberries with a hint of pomegranate seed and orange pith. This enters the mouth with deceptive focus and then slowly unfurls across the palate with vibrant layers of mineral, wild blueberry, wild strawberry and slightly minty dried herb flavors. There's perfectly integrated acidity here along with a base of slightly angular tannins that work as the perfect counterpoint to the sweet impression of fruit this delivers on the palate. On the back end, the wine regains focus, bringing back the herbal elements, bay leaf and sage from the nose. The finish whipsaws back to a remarkably focused presentation with taut red berry fruit that shows a refreshing hint of astringency and austere, mineral-laden length. 92pts
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6086 cases produced.
Aged 9 months in French Oak.
Notes: Approximately 10% new French oak.