Lange Pinot Noir Liberty Bell 2015 | Concentrated & Voluptuous
Lange Pinot Noir Liberty Bell 2015 sports a medium ruby color with hints of purple. Fresh and mouth-watering aromas of black raspberry and pomegranate fruits, tinged with warm earth spice. While a firm mouthfeel, rounded by refined tannins boasts an energetic drive. In addition supported by red-and-black berry fruit, brambly earth, cigar box, and a hint of crushed rock minerality. Most of all ultra-concentrated and utterly voluptuous. Sure to be a benchmark for the terrific 2015 vintage. Drink now-2030
Oregon’s “Winery of the Year”
Once again, Oregon’s “Winery of the Year. And Jesse Lange crafted a lineup of new-release Pinot Noirs that are sure to become benchmarks in Oregon’s 2015 growing season. Since Wine Spectator has hailed 2015 as possibly “the state’s most extraordinary vintage. Seems like Lange took full advantage. While crafting powerfully concentrated Pinots that are braced by firm acids displayed in the Lange Pinot Noir Liberty Bell 2015.
So Lange’s most expensive and sought-after Pinots that are drawn off of Freedom Hill Vineyard. Arguably one of the state’s Grand Cru sites will run you $70 from the winery. But the most hedonistic we’ve tasted to-date is this under-$40 ultra-concentrated, utterly voluptuous Lange Pinot Noir Liberty Bell 2015. Notably, Pinot Noir is drawn off the special Liberty Bell block. If your Pinot Noir palate is more New World than old. And if you prefer full-throttle black-and-red-fruit concentration to the more angular minerality of the Côte de Beaune, this is for you. While $40 from the winery, only $30 per bottle on cases.
Thirty years ago, Don and Wendy Lange founded their winery in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. Hence,1987 marked the Lange’s’ first vintage consistent of the three varietals they embrace today: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.
While New-world pioneers in the production of Pinot Gris. Yet Lange Estate was the first to release a barrel-fermented reserve–an effort Matt Kramer of the Wine Spectator calls “a bench-mark bottling. Don Lange’s work as a winemaker has been termed “brilliant. As a result, Wine Enthusiast proclaimed Lange Estate to be “one of the great Pinot Noir producers in the United States.”
Jesse Lange, Don’s son, joined the winemaking team in 2004, continuing the legacy of Lange Estate. Jesse also holds the title of General Manager. And serves on several industry boards including President of Oregon Pinot Camp, former President of the Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. So currently, the father/son duo bottles six different Pinot Noirs. While focusing on terroir through a small lot, artisanal wine-making philosophies. Lange Estate sets the standard for truly hand-crafted wines.