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Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Noir Thea's Selection
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Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Integrating wines from each of our certified organic estate vineyards, Thea’s showcases the vintage, our intentions, and our efforts perhaps more than any other wine. The fragrant, spicy nose of the 2013 Thea’s shows black cherry, licorice, cocoa, and dusty earth. The palate is medium-full with vibrant red cherry and spice on the sweetly fruited, yet restrained mid-palate. The long, juicy finish has good flow, moderate tannins and persistent strawberry and spice. This wine will begin drinking best during the summer of 2015 and improve in bottle for another 5 to 7 years.

Winemaker's Notes

"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

    almost 6 years
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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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.
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