Lemelson Vineyards Thea's Selection Pinot Noir 2017 Red Wine
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Lemelson Vineyards Thea’s Selection Pinot Noir 2017
Willamette Valley, OR
What an exceptional value for a top-notch Willamette Valley Pinot! To us, this wine exemplifies classic Pinot Noir from this region. Lively acidity, which is common in Oregon Pinots, makes it a great food-pairing wine. It goes really well with Italian food with tomato-based sauces, like lasagna or pizza. It also stands up really well to spicy foods. And the nice long finish is an added plus, for sure!
93 pts. James Suckling:
"Aromas of ripe mixed cherries and berries sit within attractively spicy and earthy nuances. There’s a succulent feel to the palate with a long, plush stream of fresh, fleshy red and dark cherries. Long, cherry-pip finish. Drink or hold."
92 pts. Wine Spectator:
"Dynamic and well-knit, with vibrant black raspberry, spiced tea and violet accents that gather richness toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2027."
FROM THE WINERY
The 2017 Thea’s Selection is a blend of fruit sourced from all seven of their organic, estate vineyards that span three different Willamette Valley AVAs. As such, it is a wonderful representation of the vintage across all of their sites. The nose is inviting with blueberry and blackberry fruit that is nuanced by subtle spice notes of black licorice, black tea, cinnamon and graham cracker. The rich, silky tannins give in to a long and robust finish that leaves the taste of black cherries and dark chocolate lingering on the palate.
Harvest dates: September 25th - October 10th, 2017
Fermentation Notes: Mostly destemmed fruit with a high proportion of whole berries. 30+ days on skins.
Aging: 15 months in 30% new and 70% previously-filled French oak barrels