Lachini Vineyards

2017 Family Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Lachini Family Estate

Oregon: Chehalem Mountains

Offer Expired:Jan 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$65.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Twist of fate

When it comes to national treasures, we think of things like Nicholas Cage, Betty White, and Fenway Park. If you enjoy Pinot Noir, you’ll have Willamette Valley on the list. As Oregon’s premium wine country destination, it’s also is a true epicenter of great Pinot Noir. Right alongside Burgundy, California, and perhaps New Zealand as the handful of regions that give arguably the most sensual grape on earth the justice it deserves.

That’s why we’re ELATED to bring you a $65 single vineyard, estate grown Pinot for just $25. That’s a massive %62 drop!!

The sub-AVA of Chehalem Mountains rising over the town of Dundee is home to a crème de la crème group of Willamette wineries. Lachini’s immediate neighbor to the north is the venerable Bergström Vineyard, for example, and other formidable names around include Elk Cove, Rex Hill, Ponzi, along with providing innumerable small sites sourced by the likes of Antica Terra and Beaux Frères.

A relative newcomer to the region having planted their first vines in 1997, the Lachinis soon joined the select few whose harvests were highly sought after in the area, starting to appear on prominent labels before launching their own in 2001, and embracing Biodynamic vineyard practices in 2008.

A twist of fate brought Matthieu Gille, descendent of a Domaine from Nuits-St.-Georges with roots back to 1570 (whoa!), into town for the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration when he fell in love with the region deeply enough to become the winemaker for Lachini in 2014, ushering in a new era here with the top-notch fruit already in hand. Since, their scores have been rising while keeping a low profile, which is how we were able to steal you this deal.

The truth awaits in the glass…

A brilliant fire brick red turns mildly garnet to the broad rim, shining and gleaming as swirled. The nose is all about sappy raspberries, fresh spearmint, and earthy spice nuances blending seamlessly. Shows aptly balanced on the palate between fine-grained, pedigree-rich oak tannins etched within pure red fruits. A very long finish showcases thrilling complex nuances of chocolate-coated strawberries, orange peel, and cardamom. In pursuit of what may pair best, begin by sourcing the wildest mushrooms you can, foraged, or via your gourmet shop. You’ll need them!

Double 92 points, and a mere $25. Make it yours, while we still have some up…

92 Points – Wine Spectator

“Pinot heads may recognize Lachini for its wines from Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains. A wine with precision and nuance, highlighting dark raspberry, bittersweet chocolate and savory accents that build toward medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2028.”

92 Points – International Wine Report

“A terrific effort form this exciting vintage in the Willamette Valley. Earthy tones grip you immediately with white truffle shavings that combine with the lovely dark fruit aromatic profile. The palate reveals wonderful terroir driven characteristics, with peat moss, and forest floor accents that line the bright red and dark fruits. The citrus component at the back end wonderfully complements this fantastic wine. While outstanding in its youth, this should also evolve well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

A brilliant fire brick red turns mildly garnet to the broad rim, shining and gleaming as swirled

Smell:

Sappy raspberries, fresh spearmint, and earthy spice nuances blend seamlessly in the perfume

Taste:

Aptly balanced between fine-grained, pedigree-rich oak tannins etched within pure red fruits

Finish:

Thrilling complex nuances of chocolate-coated strawberries, orange peel, and cardamom arise

Pairing:

Source the wildest mushrooms you can, foraged or via your gourmet shop, you’ll need them!

What the Winery Says

Consulting winemaker
Matthieu Gille
Varietals
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
13.9%
Appellation
Chehalem Mountains AVA, Willamette Valley
Vineyard & blocks
Lachini Family Estate, East, Middle & West blocks
Clones
Pommard, Dijon 667, 777, 113, 114, 115, Wädenswil, La Tâche
Farming practices
Biodynamic & Organic
Total acidity
6.1 g/L
pH
3.66
Harvest dates
September 22 - October 18, 2017
Aging
18 months
Barrels
15% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jan 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$65.00
Avg. Price
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