' Lenne Estate - The Wines

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Lenné wines are primarily sold through the tasting room and here online. You can browse our store for more information on specific wines including winemaker notes or purchase individual wines by clicking on the underlined wine link. A limited amount of our wine is also available in select locations which you can find here.

The ancient sedimentary soils of the Yamhill-Carlton District produce Pinot Noir with black fruit flavors and rich textures. Lenné’s predominate soil type is peavine, a nutrient poor soil which produces small clusters and berries. The resulting wines have a concentrated mid palate and long finish, with black cherry and mineral components in the nose. Underlying all is the mocha character which is  the aromatic signature of the terroir of Lenné. We offer three distinct labels each of which are entirely from our 21 acre estate: LeNez,Lenné Estate and Cinq Élus.

LeNez Pinot Noir

The LeNez Pinot Noir is composed of each of our 5 clones planted at Lenné: 777, 115, 114, 667 and Pommard. It is generally more fruit forward than our other offerings and will continue to improve for 5 to 8 years after release, depending on the vintage.                                                             
                                                                                                                                     2015 Lenné Estate Pinot Noir

Our Lenné Estate is a barrel selection of the finest parts of our vineyard. The wine is
comprised mostly of 114 and pommard with small amounts of other clones. The 2015 reminds us of the 2006 and 2012 vintages, fruit forward and lush but with slightly more tanning for aging.  This wine has black and bing cherry aromatics and is delicious now. It should have a long life ahead of it and be best 6 to 8 years after release. 91pts, Wine Enthusiast.
2014 Lenné Pinot Noir
The 2014 Lenné Pinot Noir is a new blend which is 47% the Pommard Clone and split between the remainingfour clones(115,114,667 and 777). This wine is fruit forward and approachable now but with a great life ahead. The wine has mixed berry fruit and a mouthwatering quality typical of all the 2014 wines. It should evolve over the next 6 to 8 years if you can keep your hands off it. Perhaps our best value ever. 91pts, Wine Spectator.

2015 Jill's 115 Pinot Noir                                                                                                 
The Jill's 115 comes from our block in front of the tasting room and produces Pinot Noir 
characterized by red bing cherry and currant aromas and a soft, elegant mouthfeel. The wine is showing the mocha aromatic that is the aromatic signature of Lenné wines. The 2015 vintage produced lush wines with firm tannins. We recommend decanting the wines if you are drinking them within the next year. Like all the 2015 wines,  the Jill's 115 will best 6 to 8 years after release.92pts, The Pinotfile.

2015 Eleanor's 114 Pinot Noir
The 114 clone is the most red fruited clone at Lenné producing wines redolent of raspberry.
This is the showing the best of all the 2015 wines at the moment with red fruit and mocha aromatics and a long rich finish. 

2015 Karen's Pommard Pinot Noir
The Karen's Pommard comes from the Northwest corner of the vineyard and reveals 
black cherry and dark bing cherry fruit. Brought in to the United States in 1959, this clone
was one of the original clones planted in Oregon and still one of the ost complex. Pommard
always reveals the mocha in the nose, the terroir aromatic of Lenné. The 2015 Karen's pommard it lush with dark bing cherry and mocha aromatics. This wine is very structured on the palate with firm tannins and best decanted over the next year. It will age into a beauty with 6 to 8 years of bottle aging but can be enjoyed now. 

2015 South Slope Pinot Noir
The 2015 South Slope Pinot Noir is a blend of mostly the Pommard and 115 clones. It has 
tremendous concentration and layers with black and bing cherry fruit, vanilla and mocha aromatics. The wine is very structured on the palate with firm tannins and best decanted over the next year. This wine should really start to show its potential over the next couple of years in the cellar. 92-93 pts, The Pinotfile. 

 2015 Cinq Élus Pinot Noir
The Cinq Élus is a blend of the best barrel from each of our five different
clonal blocks. The wine has many layers and should be magnificent with 6 to 10 years in thebottle. The 2015 Cinq Élus Pinot Noir has mixed berry aroma, a dense mid palate and a long, rich finish.