Lemelson Jerome Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 92]

Lemelson Jerome Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
(Willamette Valley, Oregon) - [JS 92]

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About the Winery:
Lemelson Vineyards began as a dream — a dream to create a winery that celebrates innovation in technology, sustainability in agriculture, and tradition in winemaking. Eric Lemelson started Lemelson Vineyards with the intention of building something that would not only serve our consumers, but also the longevity of the pristine state that he calls home. Utilizing organic farming methods and gravity flow production, we craft estate grown Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling from some of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Since the inaugural release of the 1999 vintage in October 2001, Lemelson Vineyards is dedicated to producing some of the world’s finest Pinot noir. Eric Lemelson fell in love with Pinot noir’s subtle flavors and distinct textures early in the 1990s. He planted his first vineyard in 1995, five years after moving to a Yamhill County farm. Two years later, realizing that he loved the work involved in growing wine grapes, he planted an additional 30 acres of Pinot noir and began planning for construction of a sophisticated, gravity-flow winery.

Notes from the Winemaker:

Blending elements from the best of our seven certified organic estate vineyards, Jerome Reserve is intended to be our most balanced, expressive and age-worthy Pinot noir. The core of the 2014 Jerome is Stermer Vineyard fruit that tends to be well structured, spicy and later ripening. The blend is rounded out by earlier ripening fruit from Meyer Vineyard which is more red fruited and acid driven. Through combining wines from our best earliest and latest picked vineyards, beautiful balance and finesse is achieved. The wine is bright with big cherry and red currant aromas and has nuances of anise, cinnamon and black pepper. There is also amazing concentration and structure leading into a long, juicy finish. This wine is sure to evolve gorgeously for the next decade or more in bottle.

Certified organic by Oregon Tilth

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"A pinot noir that shows strawberries, plums and blueberries. Medium body followed by firm tannins and a mineral and cool finish." (12/15/2017)

Wine Enthusiast:

"All the Lemelson Pinots in 2014 are strikingly similar—rather light, tart, clean and simple. Cranberry and raspberry fruit, bright and tangy, tells the whole story here. Drink it over the next few years while that freshness remains." - Paul Gregutt (7/1/2017)