Lemelson Vineyards Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

$29.99

Limited new release from one of Washington State's finest Pinot Noir producers. Order now while its available! Get it before the ratings come out. 93 Points James Suckling: "Dark cherries and toasted spices make for a captivating nose with plenty of immediate interest. The deeply rich dark-cherries on the palate are cast along fluid, long and sturdy tannin lines. Strong finish. Drink or hold." 91 Points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and generous, with expressive raspberry, orange zest and tarragon flavors that take on complexity toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2026." Thea's Selection is the measuring stick of our success as growers and winemakers. A blend of blocks from each of our vineyards, Thea's expresses the vintage, our intentions and our efforts perhaps more than any other. The earthy nose shows fruit cake, black cherry and buttered rye bread, while expressing fennel and spice in a lovely, delicate way. The wine's medioum body centers around cranberry, black cherry and resonant spice that leads to a long, savory finish. We are pleased with the textural silk and finesse of this wine.

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Ratings on Delectable

Ted

A dash of smoke added to ripe cherries. Very nice bottle of wine.

A dash of smoke added to ripe cherries. Very nice bottle of wine.

9.2

Doggfather

Solid Oregon Pinot.

Solid Oregon Pinot.

9.0

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

A barrel selection wine, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ shows nice white truffle shavings and cinnamon stick aromatics that mingle with the core of dark fruits on the nose. The palate is round and generous with a delightful mouthfeel. Rich kirsch and peat moss tones combine with the bright sense of minerality and soft texture on the palate. Layered and downright sexy in its youth, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2020-2032- 92

A barrel selection wine, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ shows nice white truffle shavings and cinnamon stick aromatics that mingle with the core of dark fruits on the nose. The palate is round and generous with a delightful mouthfeel. Rich kirsch and peat moss tones combine with the bright sense of minerality and soft texture on the palate. Layered and downright sexy in its youth, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2020-2032- 92

9.2

Todd Stone

Medium garnet color, typical Pinot nose with a fruit forward aroma and some earth & oak. Fruit forward in the mouth as well, red fruits incl strawberries, raspberries and maybe cherries. Smooth after a little air, low tannins and even acidity with a slightly dry spicy end. A nice wine-

Medium garnet color, typical Pinot nose with a fruit forward aroma and some earth & oak. Fruit forward in the mouth as well, red fruits incl strawberries, raspberries and maybe cherries. Smooth after a little air, low tannins and even acidity with a slightly dry spicy end. A nice wine-

8.9

Chris Allison

Would get again

Would get again

9.0

Hayden Hamilton

Really surprised this has such strong reviews. So disappointing compared with the Belle Pente I had last week from the same vintage. This one is thin and flat. Almost tastes watered down. No bright fruit or complexity at all.

Really surprised this has such strong reviews. So disappointing compared with the Belle Pente I had last week from the same vintage. This one is thin and flat. Almost tastes watered down. No bright fruit or complexity at all.

7.9

Katy Monda

M++ K++

M++ K++

9.2

Nick Piccone

Heavier Pinot with clear oak notes

Heavier Pinot with clear oak notes

8.7

Caroline Owen

Delicious wine to kick off the weekend on MV with my honey

Delicious wine to kick off the weekend on MV with my honey

8.9

Rob DeShane

Looks like Merlot in glass... mild cola notes on nose with subdued red fruit. Acidity still there after 4 years. Reminds me more of a burgundy off the bat... see how she settles out over dinner

Looks like Merlot in glass... mild cola notes on nose with subdued red fruit. Acidity still there after 4 years. Reminds me more of a burgundy off the bat... see how she settles out over dinner

8.6

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