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Lenné wines are primarily sold through the tasting room and here online. You can browse our store for more information on specific wines including winemaker notes or purchase individual wines by clicking on the underlined wine link. A limited amount of our wine is also available in select locations which you can find here.

The ancient sedimentary soils of the Yamhill-Carlton District produce Pinot Noir with black fruit flavors and rich textures. Lenné’s predominate soil type is peavine, a nutrient poor soil which produces small clusters and berries. The resulting wines have a concentrated mid palate and long finish, with black cherry and mineral components in the nose. Underlying all is the mocha character which is  the aromatic signature of the terroir of Lenné. We offer three distinct labels each of which are entirely from our 21 acre estate: LeNez,Lenné Estate and Cinq Élus.

The LeNez Pinot Noir is composed of each of our 5 clones planted at Lenné: 777, 115, 114, 667 and Pommard. It is generally more fruit forward than our other offerings and will continue to improve for 5 to 8 years after release, depending on the vintage.  The 2013 vintage produced a perfectly balanced wine with black cherry, cherry and mocha aromas. Drinking well now but should be delicious by spring of 2016.   Just received 90pts in The Wine Spectator and 90pts in Vinus.                                                                              
                                                                                   
                                                                                    


                                                            2013 LeNez Pinot Noir


Our Lenné Estate is a barrel selection of the finest parts of our vineyard. The wine is
comprised mostly of 115 and2012 Lenne Estate pommard with small amounts of other clones. The 2013 reminds us of a denser version of the 2007 vintage which is one of our favorite wines at the moment. This wine has black and bing cherry aromatics and is just starting to wake up. It should have a long life ahead of it and be best 6 to 8 years after release.
       

                                                           2013 Lenné Estate Pinot Noir



The 2014 Lenné Pinot Noir is a new blend which is 47% the Pommard Clone and split between the remaining four clones(115,114,667 and 777). This wine is fruit forward and approachable now but with a great life ahead. The wine has mixed berry fruit and a mouthwatering quality typical of all the 2014 wines. It should evolve over the next 6 to 8 years if you can keep your hands off it. Perhaps our best value ever. 

                                  2014 Lenné Pinot Noir




                                                                                                  
The Jill's 115 comes from our block in front of the tasting room and produces Pinot Noir
characterized by red bing cherry and currant aromas and a soft, elegant mouthfeel. The wine is showing the mocha aromatic that is the aromatic signature of Lenné wines. Like all the 
2014 wines, best 6 to 8 years after release.


                                                          2014 Jill's 115 Pinot Noir 


The Eleanor's 114 is our most red fruited clone of  Pinot Noir. The clone produces
aromatics of raspberry and ripe red cherries. The 2014 Eleanor's is rich with bright red
fruit. 


                                                         
2014 Eleanor's 114 Pinot Noir
 


The Karen's Pommard comes from the Northwest corner of the vineyard and reveals 
black cherry and dark bing cherry fruit. Brought in to the United States in 1959, this clone
was one of the original clones planted in Oregon and still one of the ost complex. Pommard
always reveals the mocha in the nose, the terroir aromatic of Lenné.
                                                         2014 Karen's Pommard Pinot Noir


The Kill Hill Pinot Noir comes from the steep, Northeast corner of the vineyard and is characterized by a black raspberry aroma and plenty of mid palate concentration. Our most difficult soil in the vineyard produced plenty of dead young vines when establishing
this part of the vineyard. Owner/winemaker Steve Lutz always referred to this part of the
vineyard as kill hill and decided to blend the two clones planted there, 114 and 667, to make
this wine. . 
                                                          2014 Kill Hill Pinot Noir 


Our innagural release of this wine which represents the very best from our 20 acre
estate vineyard. The Cinq Élus is a blend of the best barrel from each of our five different
clonal blocks. The wine has many layers and should be magnificent with 6 to 10 years in thebottle. The 2012 Cinq Élus Pinot Noir has mixed berry aroma, a dense mid palate and a long, rich finish. 93-95pts The Pinotfile, 93pts Vinus.

                                                                     
2012 Cinq Élus
 Pinot Noir



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