2015 Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Noir Thea's Selection

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 86 points

    July 16, 2019 - Pinot in the City (Chicago, IL): Walk-around tasting, brief note. Light for the vintage with medium weight. Bright red fruit, faint signs of spice, elegant stylings. Good balance.

  • ZMAng Likes this wine: 89 points

    July 11, 2019 - Coravin: Clear ruby colour. Delicate aromas of black cherry, raspberry. Raspberry, fleshy, soft tannins, good acidity. Medium bodied. Some butterscotch on the finish. Long-ish.

    Decanted: Similar as above. Stronger fruit on nose, some light earthiness. Tarter on palate.

  • GTFreek wrote:

    July 11, 2019 - Medium nose shows black cherry, potpourri, orange peel, spice, black cherry. Palate gives spice layers, red hots, black cherry, five spice, dark style, nice Oregon feel. Out punches most in this price range. Finishes dry, tart, more dried fruits.

  • tmagsmaken wrote: 90 points

    May 25, 2019 - Comparison Tasting Pinot Noir: Oregon vs. California
    Decanted 1 hour in advance, served slightly below room temperature

    2014 Joseph Swan Vineyards, Cuvee de Trois (Russian River Valley, California) - 90 Points
    Clean ripe fruit nose with red cherry and some herbal aromas, starting to develop some tertiary notes.
    Medium bodied, very supple and balanced. The alcohol and modest acidity make it feel rather full instead of delicate and juicy. Overall, enjoyable and classy with a medium length. My favourite of the two wines because of it fuller, less acidic character and precise nose but that is entirely a personal preference. Starting to develop tertiary aromas so could benefit from further cellaring.

    2015 Lemelson Vineyards, Thea's selection (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - 90 Points
    Ripe fruit in the nose with a slightly minty aroma. Not as precise as the Swan. A lighter wine, less dense because of the less alcohol and more structure because of the acidity. Has more tannins (from the oak?) but more importantly feels juicier and more delicate. Very good wine. There is no real quality difference between these two wines, just a different style. Given that the Lemelson is a bit cheaper than the Swan, it is better value for money although both are reasonably priced given the quality level.

  • Neecies Likes this wine:

    March 3, 2019 - Ripe sweet strawberry/cherry fruit, fleshy new world style (we drank it alongside a Burgundy, so natch.) Drinks well now for a young'un but should benefit from further cellaring.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Lemelson Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Thea's Selection
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Willamette Valley
  • UPC Code 895315000056

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 307 (58%)
  • Consumed 220 (42%)

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