The discipline and devotion required to farm biodynamically are indispensable in crafting refined Pinot Noir. These practices all meet in Lachini Vineyards' 2013 Family Estate bottling, a ruby-hued, currant- and clove-scented red from the Willamette Valley. Its Bing and black cherry flavors unfold among strands of soft tannin, while elements of forest floor appear in the lengthy finish. Perfectly matured, this Oregon original will make a fantastic contribution to a roast chicken dish or a hot bowl of udon!
Member Rating: 92
|Unit Size||750.00 ML
By Lachini Vineyards
2013 Lachini Family Estate Pinot Noir
Origin: Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
Wine: 100% Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard
Harvest: Began September 26th and concluded October 8th, 2013
Blocks: Biodynamically farmed estate's east, middle, and west blocks
Clones: Pommard, Dijon clones 667, 777, 113, 114, 115, Wadenswil, and (LT) suitcase clone
Barrel Aging: 17 months in 100% French oak barrels (25% new, 75% one and two years old)
Release Date: June 5th, 2015
Winemaker: Matthieu Gille/Ron Lachini
Ruby red. Opens with pretty cherries and wild strawberries that meld seamlessly with underlying wild herbs, dried flowers, spice, and tea notes. On the palate, layers of sweet Bing cherries dance across the tongue, while the seamlessly integrated acidity balances nicely with the expansive, bright texture. Medium finish, with fine and noble, silky tannins. Full-bodied and deliciously seductive now, but one would be wise to bet on its future when the roundness gives way to increased nuances. We suggest aging for a least a year to let the wine settle and develop in bottle. Drink in 2-12 years.
Our signature blend from our biodynamically-farmed estate vineyard. Styled for a classical expression for balance, complexity, and longevity. The 2013 growing season was ideal until harvest time, where several rains washed out late-ripening sites. Some have labeled 2013 a tale of two vintages. We were fortunate to have picked nearly 70% of our fruit prior to the rains. Our post-rain picks were meticulously sorted, fermented separately, and primarily utilized in our Grape Republic Pinot Noir.
Malic: 0.05 g/L
Acetic: 0.49 g/L
TA: 7.30 g/L
[Information provided by Serge Dore Selections]
Lachini 2013 Lachini Family Estate Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains)
Designation: Lachini Family Estate
Variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, Oregon, US
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Date Published: 12/1/2015
Reviewed by: Paul Gregutt
The ripe cherry fruit carries highlights of orange peel, Herbes de Provence and Orange Pekoe tea. At first tannic and drying, the wine opens into a more giving, tongue-coating style. Slight bitterness may be a function of its youth, as the overall balance and complexity suggests it will improve with some additional bottle age. Drink 2018–2025.
LACHINI VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS LACHINI FAMILY ESTATE 2013
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Country: United States
A Pinot with dried-strawberry, walnut and stem aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a savory finish. A little green but I still like it.
LACHINI Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Lachini Family Estate 2013
Country: United States
Issue: Web Only - 2015
Crisp and tangy, with a nip of tannin at the forefront before the red cherry and floral flavors open out into a finish with presence and persistence. Best from 2017 through 2020. — HS