2007 Lemelson Pinot Noir "Stermer Vineyard"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stermer Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 164
KWG Score: 92 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: April 22, 2010
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot from Lemelson defines the delicate and elegant style of many 2007 Oregon Pinots. It opens with a very shy and hidden black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and very silky. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black raspberry with a touch of fine mineral notes and slight hints of oak mixed in. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. This wine is very food friendly and paired perfectly with our roasted Colorado lamb chops. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The quality of the 2007 Stermer has turned out to be a bit of a surprise. At bottling, it was tight and reticent, but is now starting to show its stuff. It shows a roasted, black cherry, vinous nose with plum, roasted fennel, cinnamon, sandalwood and earthy coffee tones. The palate is silken, with typical Stermer structure based more on tannin than acidity. The finish is lithe and mineral, with Italian plums and liquid stone. This should turn out to be really lovely with some time in bottle.
Organic status: organic
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