Lemelson Stermer Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Limpid ruby-red. Aromas of cherry cola, black raspberry and pungent flowers, with savory herb and smoked meat nuances in the background. Appealingly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy red fruit preserve, rose pastille and cola flavors that take on a spicy aspect with air. Nicely concentrated but lively as well, showing very good definition on a long finish shaped by supple, even tannins. 44% new oak.
Tightly focused, with stout raspberry and pomegranate flavors that take on green tea and spice accents and build toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 373 cases made.
All Wädenswil clone, this broad and loose-knit wine shows strawberry fruit and leafy flavors across the palate. It's accessible, but the flavors seem like a veneer that doesn't dive into real complexity. It runs into a savory, hard finish and stops.