Lemelson Cuvee X Pinot Noir 2018
One of the Willamette Valley’s top value wines! Lemelson Vineyards has been dedicated to creating some of the world's best Pinot Noir in Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton AVA since the first release of the 1999 vintage in October 2001. Early in the 1990s, Eric Lemelson fell in love with Pinot noir's nuanced flavours and distinct textures. In 1995, five years after moving to a Yamhill County farm, he planted his first vineyard. After realising how much he enjoyed the task of planting wine grapes, he planted another 30 acres of Pinot noir just two years later. This led to plans to build a sophisticated gravity-flow winery. Utilizing organic farming methods and gravity flow production, Lemelson Vineyards crafts estate-grown Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling from some of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
One of the Willamette Valley's best values is the 2018 Cuvée X, which was grown in an all-time-great vintage and blended from barrels chosen for their delicious brightness. This Cuvée X Pinot Noir is harvested from organically farmed estate vines in Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountains, and Yamhill-Carlton. In the glass, Lemelson Vineyards Cuvée X Pinot Noir 2018 has a subtle red colour. Fresh and dried rose aromas welcome you into an intriguing universe of incense and spice. Dark plum and pomegranate dominate the palate, which is full of intensity and delicacy.