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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 and current vintages by clicking on the underlined wine link. A very limited amount of our wine (only LeNez and Lenné Estate) 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.  LeNez(pronounce La Nay) means the nose in French and we hope your nose will like the 
black fruited and mocha aromatics of this wine.                                                    
                                                                                                                                   Lenné Estate Pinot Noir

Our Lenné Estate is a barrel selection of some of the finest parts of our vineyard. The wines
composition changes each year with respect to the clones, but the Pommard clone is always
near 50% of this blens. This wine has black and bing cherry aromatics and has a little more
structure(fine grained tannins and acidity) than our LeNez bottling. It will improve for a decade from the vintage date.

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 115 clone always produces our silkiest wine because of the copius amount of fine grained
tannins charactaristic of this clone. Like all the clones grown at Lenné there is a signature 
mocha aromatic and think more mixed berry fruit with the 115 clone, a blend of red and 
black fruit; we always think of red currants.

Eleanor's 114 Pinot Noi
The 114 clone is the most red fruited clone at Lenné producing wines redolent of raspberry.
There are very few producers of this wine as a single clone but we have always loved 
the bright, red fruited aromatics of this clone and the fresh acidity. Like all of our Pinot 
Noirs the wine is best consumed six to ten years after the vintage. While the wine will 
evolve longer than a decade we like to error on the side of caution.  


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 Karen's pommard is lush with dark bing cherry and mocha aromatics. Winemakers tend to think of the Pommard clone as one of the most complex of all Pinot Noir clones. 

South Slope Pinot Noir
The South Slope Pinot Noir is a blend of mostly the Pommard and 115 clones. It is our 
newest designation combines the quality level of our single clone wines in a two clone                                    blend. We especially like the way this ages over time, gaining richness and a sandal wood
aromatic that we love.  The wine has tremendous concentration and layers with black and bing cherry fruit, vanilla and mocha aromatics. 

Kill Hill Pinot Noir
The Kill Hill Pinot Noir comes from the most stressed part of the vineyard. The steep, south facing slope at the top of the vineyard has very shallow soil. The block is split in half with between the 114 and 667 clones. The 114 is the red fruited clone and the 667 is a very structured, intense dark fruited clone. The resulting wine always reminds us of black raspberries with plenty of mouth feel. It is always the biggest wine we make because that what nature gives us on this stressed hillside. The wine takes it's name as a tribute to all the dead vines we replanted when trying to establish this difficult vineyard block. 

Cinq Élus
 Pinot Noir

The Cinq Élus is a blend of the best barrel from each of our five different
clonal blocks and only made in good years. The wine has many layers and is the best expression of the terroir of Lenné. The Cinq Élus Pinot Noir has mixed berry aroma, a dense mid palate and a long, rich finish. 

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