The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate | Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir


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.

Today’s Tasting:

Lenné Estate | 2014 Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley

Lenné Estate 2014 Eleanor's 114 Pinot Noir is made from the fruit-forward 114 clone.
Lenné Estate 2014 Eleanor’s 114 Pinot Noir is produced from the 114 clone, known for its fruit-forward, red-raspberry characteristics.

If you’re a wine enthusiast or collector and don’t have any Lenné Estate Pinot Noir in your cellar, you may want to rethink that strategy.

Owner/wine maker Steve Lutz painstakingly burnishes small lot, artisan juice from his pristine Yamhill-Carlton estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

These wines reveal an intricacy, sultriness, and structure that only enhance over time.

(For more about the story of Steve and Karen Lutz and Lenné Estate, here’s a link to my feature in Oregon Wine Press.)

WineLenné Estate Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton

Vintage: 2014

Alcohol: 14.3 %

Suggested Retail: $55.00


Note: #954 of 1200 bottles made.


Robe: Noir-tinged ruby.

Nose: Black and red fruit, earth, spice, dried herbs.

Palate: Cassis, sumac and Betty Bacall smoke-throated back notes.

Suggested Pairings: You know how to whistle, don’t you? Pair this with venison loin lashed lightly with a cassis port reduction.


For more on Lenné Estate:

The Hedonistic Taster | Lenné Estate 2014 Jill’s 115 Pinot Noir 

The Hedonistic Taster |Lenné Estate 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

 The Hedonistic Taster № 8 | Lenné Estate.

You can find out more about the story behind Lenné Estate’s hard-fought road to success here in my article about owners Steve and Karen Lutz in Oregon Wine Press.


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