2015 Three Hills Cuvée Pinot Noir
The 2015 vintage was another extraordinary, nearly ideal growing season. With warm weather conditions in the winter continuing through spring and summer, a mild August and September gave break to what was an intense growing season. The result was concentrated, balanced fruit. Extra hang time for the fruit allowed it to mature gradually and develop stunning flavors that were harmoniously balanced against acids. Overall, it is one of those rare vintages where high yields beget exceptional quality.
This Pinot noir is a blend of fruit from Langes longtime vineyard partners, including Freedom Hill Vineyard, Yamhill Vineyards and our own Lange Estate Vineyards. Each site is a distinctive expression of its relative terroir with differing soil types, elevations, and clonal selections.
The 2015 Three Hills Cuvée Pinot Noir has a deep garnet hue with an enticing nose of pink peppercorns, allspice, dried rose petals, and juicy Oregon strawberries with hints of lavendar and nutmeg. Superbly balanced with fresh acidity and silky tannins, the palate shows black raspberries with cherry cola accented with notes of clove, vanilla and barrel spice.
93 Points - James Suckling
92 Points, Year’s Best US Pinot Noir - Wine & Spirits