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66 Ratings
Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Noir Thea's Selection

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Pinot Noir



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"Medium ruby-colored, it exhibits a nose of earth notes, cherry, andraspberry. Supple-textured and easy-going, the wine is well-balanced,lengthy, and has no hard edges. Drink it over the next four years. LemelsonVineyards is certified organic which encompasses six estate vineyardsand 120 producing acres. All of the wines are fermented with nativeyeasts."89 pointsJay Miller, The Wine Advocate #179, Oct. 2008"Thea's is the measuring stick of our success as growersand vintners. As a blend from blocks in each of our vineyards, itexpresses the vintage and our values read more...more than any other wine. The 2006Thea's is more fragrant than we remember. The nose combines floralaromas of roses and violets with raspberry, framboise, boysenberry andbriary, earthy tones. The palate is sweetly fruited with plum, blackcherry and blueberry showing on the rich mid-palate, while the finishremains lively and fresh with subtle tarragon and earth."Winery Notes (hide)

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    smooth and yet there is a distinct flavor of the Oregon terroir. a Burgundian style Pinot that drinks like the much more expensive wines from Willamette

    over 9 years
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  • Wine & Spirits
    Thearsquo;s Selection is Lemelsonrsquo;s ldquo;measuring stickrdquo; Pinot Noir, as it is a blend of blocks from the different estate vineyards. This elegant release emphasizes aromas of pungent herbs, lifted with hints of rose petal and briary berry. In the mouth there is a lively, sappy, fruit-centric focus, showing concentrated raspberry (framboise) flavors. In short, a thoroughly delicious bottle that makes the case for blends over most single-vineyard offerings in Oregon.
  • International Wine Cellar
    Medium red. Smoky red berry and cherry compote aromas are complicated by sassafras and herbal notes, along with a hint of cola. Fleshy and round, offering sweet black raspberry and candied cherry flavors, supple tannins and slow-building spiciness. Clings impressively on the finish and strongly repeats the cherry note.
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