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Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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. It showcases a gregarious bouquet of huckleberry, dark rose petal, marjoram, and barrel spice, with appealing blueberry compote, mixed bramble fruit, candied cherry, and vanilla flavors. With an expansive and broad mid-palate of complex fruit and refined tannins, this wine owns the requisite structure to be lively and vivacious. Enjoy!

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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
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

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Snooth User: Nirvana2190
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4.00 5
02/23/2011

It's very approachable, delicious and doesn't have a pungent finsh. Extremely smooth and delectable. Highly recommended!


External Reviews for Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/23/2011

Lange produces a wide range of Pinots, including an estate bottling, a reserve bottling and various single- vineyard cuvées. This is the most basic and affordable, and in the stellar 2008 vintage it offers a lot to admire. Ripe red berry and black plum fruit with lively acidity and supple tannins. Aged 10 months in French oak. Don't miss it.



Tasting Notes:

See winemaker's notes.

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. It showcases a gregarious bouquet of huckleberry, dark rose petal, marjoram, and barrel spice, with appealing blueberry compote, mixed bramble fruit, candied cherry, and vanilla flavors. With an expansive and broad mid-palate of complex fruit and refined tannins, this wine owns the requisite structure to be lively and vivacious. Enjoy!

4650 cases produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Notes: 10-20% new French oak.


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