Lange Pinot Noir
Vintage – 2014
Region – USA
Sub Region – Oregon – Willamette
Varietals – Pinot Noir
Pricing – $25-$27
Alcohol Content – 13.5%
Bottle – Dark bottle with a beige label. Blue fly fishing hook as the logo. Black and blue fonts. Simple.
Wine – The wine is a translucent bright ruby red. Clear as can be as you can see right through to the bottom of the glass.
Immediate smokiness fills the nasal passages followed by plum, red currant, a bit of anise and oak.
Medium to lighter in body and dry. The texture is velvety as it is light in tannins. Medium plus acidity.
The plum and red currant hit the palate but quickly turn to a raspberry jam like fruit. This is followed by black pepper and spice. This wine was quick on the palate in terms of flavor transitions.
The finish of this wine is medium in length and has a smooth vanilla and oak flavor.
Love this wine as we had it on a date night in Orlando. It was one of our first Willamette Pinot Noir’s and since then we just can’t get enough of them. Just enough fruit and smokiness to keep things interesting, light and extremely pleasant on the palate.
Food – Poultry, Beef, Veal, Wild Game
Wine Publication Ratings
Wine Enthusiast – 89 pts.
Wine Spectator – 91pts.
James Suckling – 94 pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Willamette Valley, Oregon- aged in French oak for twelve months. This Pinot Noir is brimming with powerful and evocative fruit of raspberry and currant jam, higher toned spices, and a touch of vanilla and mint. Showing remarkable balance and velvety texture on the palate.
About Lange Winery – https://www.langewinery.com