2011 Lange Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $32, screwcap. 25th vintage (1987-2011). Winemakers Don and Jesse Lange choose the best barrels from premier vineyards. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. This wine is heavily shouldered with oak aromas and flavors. The mid weight core of dark cherry and berry fruits is compressed by rugged tannins. Not particularly appealing now, this wine may surprise in another year or two as many 2011 Willamette Valley Pinots have improved with time in bottle. Score: 87. Reviewed July 6, 2014

Winery: Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards
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