REVIEWS

 

2014 LACHINI VINEYARD PINOT NOIR

{ 92 points } The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Lachini Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from biodynamically grown vines and sees 11 months in 30% new French oak, the rest used. It has an attractive wild strawberry and cassis-scented bouquet, a touch of wilted rose petals in the background. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, a well structured Pinot Noir with brambly red berry fruit and a taut saline finish. This is a well crafted Pinot Noir and should offer several years of drinking pleasure

 

2014 FAMIGLIA RESERVE PINOT NOIR

{ 91 points } Wine Spectator

Fresh and generous, with black cherry and licorice notes that glide over polished tannins, lingering expressively on the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2022. 200 cases made.

 

2014 ONELIA PINOT NOIR Wine Club Exclusive

{ 91 points } The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Onelia Pinot Noir has a fragrant, undergrowth-tinged bouquet adorned with small red cherries and kirsch-like scents. The palate is well balanced with ripe red cherry and strawberry fruit, fine tannins and a nicely composed, succulent finish with a long cassis aftertaste. This is one of De Lancellotti's best contributions to the vintage.

{ 91 points } Wine Spectator

Broad and generous, with spicy notes playing against cherry and loamy earth flavors that finish with presence, suppleness and persistence. Drink now through 2024. 80 cases made.

 

2014 ANDERSON VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

{ 91 points } The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Anderson Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a 1.2-acre block of old Dijon 96 clone material and sees 11 months in two-year-old French oak. It has an attractive nose of lemon curd and walnut oil that is well defined and nicely focused. The palate is well balanced with peach skin and fresh pear on the entry, the acidity well judged and with commendable weight and intensity on the nutmeg-tinged finish. This is a fine, personality-driven Chardonnay to enjoy over the next 5-6 years.

 

2013 ANDERSON VINEYARD CHARDONNAY

{ 92 points } Wine Spectator

Supple, expressive and elegant, with polished texture to the relatively light but intense pear, pepper and fresh cream flavors, lingering effectively. Has depth and presence. Drink now through 2018. 50 cases made.

 

2012 FAMIGLIA PINOT NOIR

{ 94 points } The Pinot File

13.8% alc., 75 cases, $35. A blend of estate fruit and sourced fruit all farmed Biodynamic. This wine is the least expensive in the de Lancellotti lineup, but I thought it was terrific. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, spice and oak vanillin. Very smooth and likable on the palate, with an impressively intense mid palate attack of dark red cherry and black raspberry flavors with a compliment of cinnamon spice and oak in the background. Very crisp with a generous and persistent cherry-driven finish that is mouth watering. An impressive offering that was still pumping out the pleasure the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. No need to wait on this beauty. 

{ 91 points } Wine Spectator

This is a bright and vibrant version, with juicy currant, plum and guava flavors on a sleek frame. Nubby tannins add texture to the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2022. 150 cases made.

 

2012 ONELIA PINOT NOIR

{ 93 points } Wine Spectator

Dark and spicy, set on a lean, focused frame, with peppery dried blueberry, fresh blackberry and chocolate flavors riding over fine tannins to a long and expressive finish. Best from 2016 through 2022. 100 cases made.

{ 92 points } The Pinot File

14.4% alc., $45. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy aromas of berries on the vine with a woodsy undertone. Delicious and super intense core of cherry and raspberry fruits, finishing with power and length. The fruit is complimented by a touch of oak vanillin. Slightly grippy tannins show up on the big finish. Plenty of Pinot singing in this wine. Needs bottle aging for the aromas to arrive. 

 

2010 CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS ESTATE PINOT NOIR

{ 92 points } Wine Spectator

Light and minerally, with wet stone nuances adding depth to the deftly balanced cherry and red berry flavors, finishing on a floral note. Drink now through 2018. 125 cases made.

 

2009 CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS ESTATE PINOT NOIR

{ 92 points } Wine Spectator

Polished and focused, with gorgeous cherry, currant and mineral flavors mingling seamlessly on the taut structure, finishing sleek and balanced with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2019. 250 cases made.

 

2009  CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS CHARDONNAY

{ 91 points } Wine Spectator

Supple and open-textured, hitting pear, peach, grapefruit and cream notes as this spins into the deft and appealing finish. Impressive for its poise and balance. Drink now through 2015. 50 cases made.

 

2008 CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS ESTATE PINOT NOIR

{ 92 points } Wine Spectator

Firm in texture, with a thin layer of prickly tannins around a supple core of cherry, distinct mineral and appealing floral flavors, lingering easily as the finish expands nicely. Graceful, elegant and deftly balanced. Drink now through 2016. 500 cases made.