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Hand crafted wines by Michael Lundeen, who gained his winemaking experience at Willakenzie, Domaine Serene, Belle Pente, and Illahe in Oregon and Castello di Verduno in Italy. He has two labels: Lundeen is a value-priced source of Pinot Gris, Syrah and Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley and Reserve Willamette Valley), and Genius Loci is a boutique, higher end label.
The wines are sold through a mailing list, with some retail distribution within Oregon.
See Genius Loci Wines.
2015 Lundeen Articulate Willamette Valley Chardonnay
13.0% alc., pH 3.25, 105 cases, $30. Released February 1, 2018. Sourced from Bunker Hill Vineyard. 5-week primary fermentation, followed by full malolactic fermentation. Lees stirred weekly for the first six weeks. Aged in one new and three neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. The nose offers aromas of lemon creme, pineapple, pastry creme and nutty oak. Flavors of green apple, lime and white peach with a herbal note. Very grippy acidity, with a soprano finish. Score: 88. Reviewed May 12, 2018 ARTICLE »
2014 Lundeen Bunker Hill Vineyard Willamette Valley Chardonnay
12.6% alc., pH 3.22, 102 cases, $30. Released September 1, 2016. Grapes are from a 5-acre vineyard located in the south Salem hills and planted exclusively to Chardonnay. Soils are volcanic Nekia in type. 4-5 week fermentation, lees stirred weekly for the first three months, full malolactic fermentation. Aged in one new and four neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, citrus, yeast and nut butter. Spirited flavors of lemon-lime, and Honeycrisp apple. Somewhat austere, yet bright and appealing, with a round, silken mouthfeel, powdery tannins and a refreshingly crisp finish. Score: 90. Reviewed May 12, 2018 ARTICLE »
2014 Lundeen Articulate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.4% alc., pH 3.52, 75 cases, $40. Released February 1, 2017.Articulate wines are the top tier counterpoint to the Single Vineyard wines. 100% destemmed, un-inoculated, 20-day skin contact, pump overs and punch downs. Aged in a mix of once-filled and neutral French oak barrels. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Extremely demure aromatics even when sampled over an extended time in the glass. Much more expressive on the palate, with a mid weight core of vibrant dark red and purple berry fruits complimented by a riff of oak. Vibrant, with food-compatible acidity and a silky texture, finishing with some giving fruit. Score: 90. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »
2014 Lundeen La Cantera Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., pH 3.59, 106 cases, $40. Released February 1, 2017.Sourced from a 20-acre vineyard planted by John Davidson in the late 1980s. Laurelwood soils. 100% de-stemmed, un-inoculared fermentation, 21 days on the skins with pump overs and punch downs. Aged in a mix of once-filled and neutral French oak barrels. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Very savory nose with aromas of spice, sous-bois, damp earth and a little barnyard. The mid weight core of dark red cherry and berry fruits is wrapped in gentle tannins and supported by driven acidity. Nicely balanced, with a forestry overtone. Score: 89. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »
2014 Lundeen Winter’s Hill Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.4% alc., pH 3.52, 75 cases, $40. Vineyard originally planted in 1990 by Peter and Emily Gladhart. Those own-rooted Pommard clone vines are the source for this wine. 100% de-stemmed, un-inoculated fermentation, 20 days on skins with pump overs and punch downs. Aged in a mix of once-filled and neutral French oak barrels. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Shy fragrance of cherry and fertile earth. A straight-forward, Light to mid weight styled wine with a juicy core of black cherry fruit. Matching tannins make for easy approachability, and the wine finishes with some intensity and length. Score: 89. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »
2014 Lundeen Z’ivo Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.6% alc., pH 3.63, 100 cases, $40. Released February 1, 2017. 25-acre vineyard originally planted by Dr. John Zelko in the mid 1990s. 40% whole cluster. Un-inoculated fermentation, 24 days on the skins with pump overs and punch downs. Aged in a mix of one new and the remainder neutral French oak barrels. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of pie cherry, forest floor and balsam lead the way to a light weighted style that offers cherry, cranberry and raspberry flavors along with a modicum of oak. A lean wine with energetic acidity, modest tannins and a tart cherry finish. Score: 88. Reviewed May 10, 2018 ARTICLE »
2010 Lundeen Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 100 cases, $30. From Genius Loci Wines. Sourced from Ana Vineyard in the Dundee Hills (40%) and Illahe Vineyards in the Willamette Valley (60%). Aged 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. A little reduction upon opening blows off revealing aromas of red cherries, raspberries, cranberries and a hint of tobacco oak. Light red fruits are featured with oak in the background. Gentle tannins and lively acidity make for easy drinking. Decent. Reviewed May 5, 2013 ARTICLE »