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The Hedonistic Taster | № 8 | Lenné Estate

 

The Hedonistic Taster |  № 8

Lenné Estate

by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML

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“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.

The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.

The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.

Santé!

Today’s Tasting:

Lenné Estates | Willamette Valley

These tasting notes emerged from an interview I did recently with Lenné Estate owners Steve and Karen Lutz for the July issue of Oregon Wine Press.

As I learned during my visit to Lenné Estate, “site is everything,” owing to the vineyard’s unusual conflagration of Peavine and Willakenzie soils that impart a unique mocha and dark chocolate note to these wines.

You can view my feature on Lenné Estate in the July issue of  Oregon Wine Press here. 

 

LenneLeNez

Wine:  LeNez Pinot Noir

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail: $30

Specs 

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Unclouded ruby robe.

Nose: Cherry, chocolate.

Palate: Fruit forward; mid-palate grip, silky tannins.

Suggested Pairings: ‘Jeans and t-shirt’ wine for sharing now, rather than cellaring. Suitable for any casual meal such as pizza, pasta, or bbq.

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LenneEstate13

 

Wine: Lenné Estate Pinot Noir

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2013 

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail: $45

Specs 

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Clarion ruby robe.

Nose: Floral, hint of red currant and dill on the nose.

Palate: Currant, cherry cola with a back note of chocolate; superb balance, lovely finish; suitable for aging.

Suggested Pairings: Sunday dinner wine. Crack out that roast duck with cherry reduction recipe and go to town.

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LenneJill's115

Wine:  Lenné Estate Jill’s 115

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage:  2013 

Alcohol: 13.3%

Suggested Retail: $55

Specs

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Brilliant ruby robe.

Nose:  Raspberry, black cherry, sous bois.

Palate: Red currant, cherry, berry hints. Pronounced acids, tannins.

Suggested Pairings: For jaded palates looking for a pick-me-up. Try it with braised rabbit.

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LenneKaren's

Wine: Lenné Estate Karen’s Pommard

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2013 

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail:  $55

Specs 

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Dark ruby robe.

Nose: Floral, cherry cola, chocolate.

Palate: A true expression of the Pommard clone, this wine pours out medium bodies with vivid acids, velvety tannins,and a discrete finish.

Suggested Pairings: Comfort wine. Pour forth at a table bursting with friends and family, served up with a savory breast of chicken with rosemary or herbed cornish hens.

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LenneKillHill13

 

Wine: Lenné Estate Kill Hill

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2013

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $55

Specs 

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Dense ruby robe.

Nose: Dark fruits – black raspberry, cherry and blackberry.

Palate: A real clutch-burner. Rich bramble berry, black pepper, and mocha notes; robust tannins. Age-worthy.

Suggested Pairings: This one’s for the hunting lodge. Pair with roast or grilled game such bison, boar, or buffalo.

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Lenne08

Wine: Lenné Estate Pinot Noir

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2008

Alcohol: 14%

Suggested Retail: $85

Specs

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Clarion ruby robe.

Nose: Complex layers of orange peel, sandalwood, mushroom, sous-bois.

Palate: Uh-huh. Worth every penny. Ode to an epic vintage – moderate weather, a cool fall, and modest rainfall produced perfect clusters that yielded this wine showing vibrant acidity, fine-grained tannins, and a seamless finish.

Suggested Pairings: Savor this beauty on the porch at sunset with a cigar post-prandial. For non-cigar smokers, paired table side with salmon or seared tuna.

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Lennecinqelus

Wine: Lenné Estate cinq élus

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2012 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $72

Specs 

TASTING NOTES:

Robe: Deep ruby robe.

Nose: Red fruit, berry medley, mocha.

Palate:  ‘Best of the Best’ five barrels for sure. Elegant, nuanced cuvée showcasing great mid-palate appeal and viscosity.

Suggested Pairings: A ‘fine china and linens’ wine to impress dinner party guests – or hosts – alike.

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