Lemelson Stermer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Dusty spices, cocoa powder and graham cracker accents open into a lush palate packed with baking spices. Roughly half new French oak was used, and given the extra years of bottle age, this is perched right at the apex of its prime drinking window. Lemon peel, chocolate, cinnamon and a touch of peppercorn all annotate the pretty raspberry and cherry fruit.
Expressive and floral raspberry and orange peel aromas open to tightly layered cherry and spiced tea flavors that take on momentum toward big but refined tannins. Best from 2020 through 2024. 484 cases made.
(52% new oak) Dark red. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying fresh red and dark berry, floral pastille and peppery spice qualities and a smoky mineral topnote. Incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter as the wine stretches out. In a graceful style, revealing no rough edges and showing very good tension on the long, floral-tinged finish.
Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Stermer Vineyard has notes of warm cranberries, rose petals and dusty earth with a raspberry tart undercurrent. Medium to full-bodied, it has a lovely backbone of freshness textured by chewy tannins, finishing with good expression and length.