De Lancellotti Family Vineyards

Owner(s) Kendall de Lancellotti, Paul de Lancellotti
Web site www.delancellottifamilyvineyards.com
 
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De Lancellotti Family Vineyards

Paul and Kendall de Lancellotti biodynamically farm their 16-acre vineyard on Calkins Lane in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. Planted in 2001, the vineyard is the source of the de Lancellotti Estate Pinot Noirs crafted at Robert Brittan winery facility by Paul with veteran winemaker Robert Brittan as consultant.

The tasting room is located in Newberg (see website).

Reviewed Wines

2015 de Lancellotti La Sorella Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.50, 400 cases, $25. A three vineyard blend from biodynamically farmed vineyards. Native yeast fermentation, aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Reserved aromas of muddled black cherry, wine cave and underbrush. Noticeably riper fruited, with a core of black cherry and purple berry fruits accented by warm spices and a noticeable overlay of oak. Firm, but integrated tannins, juicy acidity, and a welcome finish. Score: 89. Reviewed August 27, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 de Lancellotti Famiglia Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.40, 200 cases, $40. sourced from the home estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 15% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry and sawdust arrive over time in the glass. Bright and sleek on the palate, with light to mid weight flavors of red cherry and red berry, nicely spiced. Forward drinking, with a fortuitous cherry-driven finish. Still excellent when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed August 27, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 de Lancellotti Anderson Vineyard Dundee Hills Oregon Chardonnay

14.6% alc., pH 3.4, 150 cases, $50. Dijon 96, 26-year-old, own-rooted and organically farmed vines planted in Jory soils. Native yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Intriguing aromas of chalky lemon, steel and minerality for want of a better word. Lovely, energetic and bright, with flavors of lemon and lychee without needless oak encumbrance. Very engaging and satisfying. Score: 93. Reviewed August 27, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 de Lancellotti Lachini Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.50, 220 cases, $60. Sourced from Lachini Vineyard located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 60% Pommard and 40% 115. 15% whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 25% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of wild strawberry and blueberry arrive with a bit of oak. A comforting wine with vivid flavors of black cherry and blueberry sporting impressive mid palate intensity. Satiny in texture, with the right touch of oak and a very generous finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, I was enthralled by the seductively smooth texture of this wine. Score: 94. Reviewed August 27, 2017 ARTICLE »

2015 de Lancellotti Onelia Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.40, 60 cases, $75. Sourced from Formaglini Vineyard. Clone 777. 30% whole cluster. Native fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. An array of aromas arrive over time in the glass including black cherry, ripe strawberry, spice and pipe smoke. Remarkable attack of mid weighted cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruits underlain with baking spices. Seamless, silky and sexy, finishing with charitable red fruited goodness. Score: 94. Reviewed August 27, 2017 ARTICLE »

2013 de Lancellotti Famiglia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $30. Vinfied by Paul de Lancellotti along with consultant Robert Brittan at Robert Brittan's winery facility in McMinnville. · Light cherry red color in the glass. A lighter weighted but spirited style with welcome Pinot delicacy, that features juicy cherry and cranberry fruits with a noticeable compliment of oak, a substantial but not imposing tannic backbone, and a lively, acid-driven finish. Score: 88. Reviewed September 3, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 de Lancellotti Famiglia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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. Score: 94. Reviewed March 29, 2014 ARTICLE »

2012 de Lancellotti Onelia Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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. Score: 92. Reviewed November 19, 2014 ARTICLE »



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