De Lancellotti Family Vineyards

Owner(s) Kendall de Lancellotti, Paul de Lancellotti
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De Lancellotti Family Vineyards
Paul and Kendall de Lancellotti biodynamically farm their 16-acre vineyard on Calkins Lane in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Planted in 2001, the vineyard is the source of the de Lancellotti Estate Pinot Noirs crafted at Robert Brittan winery facility by Paul with veteran winemaker Robert Brittan as consultant.

Reviewed Wines

2013 de Lancellotti Famiglia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $30. Vinfied by Paul de Lancellotti along with consultant Robert Brittan at Robert Brittan's winery facility in McMinnville. · Light cherry red color in the glass. A lighter weighted but spirited style with welcome Pinot delicacy, that features juicy cherry and cranberry fruits with a noticeable compliment of oak, a substantial but not imposing tannic backbone, and a lively, acid-driven finish. Score: 88. Reviewed September 3, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 de Lancellotti Famiglia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 75 cases, $35. A blend of estate fruit and sourced fruit all farmed Biodynamic. This wine is the least expensive in the de Lancellotti lineup, but I thought it was terrific. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, spice and oak vanillin. Very smooth and likable on the palate, with an impressively intense mid palate attack of dark red cherry and black raspberry flavors with a compliment of cinnamon spice and oak in the background. Very crisp with a generous and persistent cherry-driven finish that is mouth watering. An impressive offering that was still pumping out the pleasure the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. No need to wait on this beauty. Score: 94. Reviewed March 29, 2014 ARTICLE »

2012 de Lancellotti Onelia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $45. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy aromas of berries on the vine with a woodsy undertone. Delicious and super intense core of cherry and raspberry fruits, finishing with power and length. The fruit is complimented by a touch of oak vanillin. Slightly grippy tannins show up on the big finish. Plenty of Pinot singing in this wine. Needs bottle aging for the aromas to arrive. Score: 92. Reviewed November 19, 2014 ARTICLE »

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