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Lange Pinot Noir Three Hills Cuvee 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Subtle yet rich with dried herb, dried flower, and lovely cherry and almost blueberry aromas that have subtle savory and sweetly medicinal base notes. This smells terrific. bright acis greet the palate followed by finely etched flavors of wild blackberry and tart cranberries all wrapped up in subtle floral and herb scents along with a hint of sweet vanilla oak. This is medium bodied but feels small and tight in the mouth with a burst of black cherry, carob, and mineral earthiness on the backend before fading on the relatively modest, earthy and tart dried cranberry finish. There’s a really attractive mineral aspect to the finish as well, which shows lovely persistence but I would like to see more fruit there and with time it may emerge as evidenced by faint hints of raspberry and pomegranate seed on the finale. This trades complexity for power and has gorgeous balance. 92pts

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Lange Estate Winery & Vineyards:
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that e... Read more
Driven by a passion for Pinot Noir and a love of the land, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's northern Willamette Valley. The year 1987 marked the Lange’s first vintage and consisted of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. The Langes' mission is to produce consistent, complex, balanced wines that express terroir and dedicated stewardship. Known for his even hand, Winemaker Don Lange crafts beautifully balanced wines from estate fruit, sustainably and organically farmed in the famed red Jory soil of the prestigious Dundee Hills appellation. To further supplement their 15,000 case production, the Langes purchase additional fruit from renowned vineyards in the surrounding area. Long-standing relationships with these talented growers have helped the winery establish a well-deserved reputation for consistency and complexity in the wines. In addition to Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, Don bottles at least six different Pinot Noirs, paying meticulous attention to each lot of wine. While guiding its journey through a careful barrel regime, he blends as he sees fit or bottles his favorites as single-vineyard offerings. Don is joined by his son Jesse in these endeavors; thus the Lange Estate legacy continues with Jesse's expert contributions in both the cellar and the vineyard. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Lange Pinot Noir Three Hills Cuvee

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,116
4.50 5
02/11/2014

Subtle yet rich with dried herb, dried flower, and lovely cherry and almost blueberry aromas that have subtle savory and sweetly medicinal base notes. This smells terrific. bright acis greet the palate followed by finely etched flavors of wild blackberry and tart cranberries all wrapped up in subtle floral and herb scents along with a hint of sweet vanilla oak. This is medium bodied but feels small and tight in the mouth with a burst of black cherry, carob, and mineral earthiness on the backend before fading on the relatively modest, earthy and tart dried cranberry finish. There’s a really attractive mineral aspect to the finish as well, which shows lovely persistence but I would like to see more fruit there and with time it may emerge as evidenced by faint hints of raspberry and pomegranate seed on the finale. This trades complexity for power and has gorgeous balance. 92pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,116
4.60 5
02/11/2014

Four and a half glasses




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