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Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011


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Lange


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2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

The nose initially hints at boysenberry jam with a touch of sweet pea flower, then opens in to sweet cherry and savory notes of black pepper and game. The palate is bright yet complex, with red cherry, cranberry, and herb, cascading in to subtle oak spice, caramel, coffee, and fine-grained tannins.

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Smooth and eloquent, delivering a lovely cascade of polished plum, currant and cranberry, shaded with cream and herb as the finish lingers easily. Offers depth and transparency. Drink now through 2017. - H.S.

The Willamette Valley Pinot noir is an assemblage of all the winery's North Willamette vineyard sites.

Below, the Lange family - Jess, Wendy, & Don Lange

Lange family - Jess, Wendy, Don Lange

2009 Vintage

In our true "classique" style, this wine is approachable and fruit-forward upon release. It showcases a gregarious bouquet of huckleberry, dark rose petal, marjoram, and barrel spice, with appealing blueberry compote, mixed bramble fruit, candied cherry, and vanilla flavors. With an expansive and broad mid-palate of complex fruit and refined tannins, this wine owns the requisite structure to be lively and vivacious. Enjoy! - the winery

About the Vintage - A late and cool Springtime parlayed into a late and cool Summer. Solid bloom conditions created good set and potential crop, but our winemakers were aggressive in our stance toward yields, choosing to drop fruit in the vineyard multiple times to ensure balance. This proved to be a vital decision, as we didn't begin picking the majority of our fruit until mid-October, while in most years we begin harvesting by the third week of September.

The key, as in any vintage, is to grow vines on the ideal vineyard slopes and farm those vineyards appropriately throughout the growing season. Once again, our experienced growers and our dedicated winery team made the necessary decisions to guarantee benchmark wines. As far as comparisons to the past, the 2008 wines have some elements of two previous stellar vintages: 1999 and 2005.

I hearken back to 1999 because of the beautiful conditions late into October, and 2005 because of the rich tannin density and panoply of flavors. These wines own classic Oregon expression and exhibit the kind of vintage that could only happen here. Although a nail-biter for farmers, all's well that ends, well, better than well. -- Jesse Lange, Winemaker

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

The Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 07 is a gregarious bouquet of cherry- cola, clove, and slate, with appealing plum, candied cherry, mixed berry and orange peel on the palate. With an expansive and broad mid-palate of complex fruit and refined tannins, this wine owns the requisite structure to be lively and vivacious. Enjoy!

The Lange Willamette Valley Pinot noir has supple red fruit flavors and classic Oregon Pinot noir balance. The flavors that expand on your palate, with just the right the right amount of structure for food or for putting away for a couple years. Fantabulous value. We are WAY into the Lange wines!

2006 Vintage Tasting Notes

Our Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is always approachable upon release and the 2006 is a very friendly wine that is sure to be appreciated by a broad audience. This juicy palate-pleaser is a wine that showcases a warm, dry vintage that demanded every ounce of energy from the Lange production staff. The nose entices with bright, red raspberry, candied cherries and a hint of allspice while the palate displays luscious red plum, red currant and berry characteristics complimented by an earthy note of minerality in the finish. An expansive mid-palate, lively acidity, and a succulent texture that is indicative of the 2006 vintage make this wine a well-rounded, exceptionally balanced and varietally correct representation of the grape for which the Willamette Valley is known. -- the winery

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