Lemelson Vineyards, Thea's Selection 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 750ml

Grape Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley, Oregon

Vineyard practices: Sustainable, organic

Style: Medium bodied

Flavors: Rich & silky. Fuller bodied for Pinot Noir. Black cherry, strawberries, and chocolate.

Winemaker Notes

As their house cuvee, 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.  

Critical Acclaim

JS 93
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.
WS 92
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.