VOLUME 10, ISSUE 8
April 20, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Onward Wines: Pinot Noir & Pet-Nat Too Pellegrini Wine Company & Olivet Lane Vineyard: New Incarnation of a Heritage Estate Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay 2013 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay: Part of the New Wave in Oregon Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal:-Faith Armstrong-Foster of Onward Wines
A boutique family-run winery focused on Pinot Noir. Lachini Vineyards began producing single vineyard Pinot Noir from the 45-acre estate vineyard in 2001. The estate vineyard has three distinct blocks by varying soil depths and clones (East-Pommard, Upper & Lower Middle-Dijon, and West - 828, 667, Wädenswil).
The winemaker is renowned talent Laurent Montalieu and the viticulturist is Ezequiel Arcos. Production is about 4,000 cases annually of estate grown Pinot Noir (Cuvee Giselle, Family Estate and 'S'), vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs (Keller Vineyard and Windy Hill Vineyard in Sonoma Coast, Ana Vineyard in Dundee Hills), Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon.
Articles About Lachini Vineyards
2010 Lachini Vineyards Lachini Family Estate Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir
13.3% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.731,285 cases, $50, Magnums $115. Multiple clones (667, 777, 113, 114, 115, 2A and suitcase selection) from estate vineyard blocks. Aged 17 months in 26% new and 74% 1 and 2-year-old French oak barrels. Winemakers Mike Primozich and Ron Lachini. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Fragrant with aromas of Bing cherries, blueberries, pomegranates, savory herbs and conifer forest. Light and somewhat lean, but flavorful, offering tastes of red cherries and cranberries framed by supple tannins and bright acidity. This wine offers plenty of finesse for easy drinking, and finishes with a tangy burst of cherry fruit. Very Oregon in style and a good reflection of the vintage. Score: 90. Reviewed September 29, 2013 ARTICLE »
2008 Lachini Vineyards Family Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., $45. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Restrained aromas of red and dark fruits with a noticeable oak driven coffee scent. Much more giving on the palate with a delicious medium weight array of layered dark Pinot fruits underlain with generous oak highlights and unresolved tannins. Despite its impressive concentration, there is admirable finesse carrying over to the silky smooth finish. Very good. Reviewed March 12, 2011 ARTICLE »
2007 Lachini Vineyards Cuvée Giselle Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir
14.1% alc.. · This wine has impressive richness of fruit for the 2007 vintage in Oregon but oak dominates the aromas and flavors. Decent. Reviewed April 8, 2010 ARTICLE »
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