2014 "Les Chênes" Pinot Noir

2014 "Les Chênes" Pinot Noir
2014 "Les Chênes" Pinot Noir

Les Chênes, or "The Oaks" in French, refers to the indigenous white oak trees that are still scattered througout this site. Located outside of Hood River, Oregon, Phelps Creek Vineyard continues to raise the bar for growing world-class Pinot Noir. Praise is due in part to a true Burgundy-like climate and long-time vigneron consultant, Alexadrine Roy of Gevrey-Chambertin. Original plantings of Pommard clone Pinot Noir date to 1990. 

Tasting Notes

A rich and seductive nose of leather, boysenberry, pipe tobacco, fresh morels, cedar and rose petals. This gives rise to broad flavors of black cherry, anise, red currant, fine grain tannins and a balanced acidity. The finish is focused, elegant and long. Youthful upon release, but with vast aging potential. This wine pairs well with salmon, duck, chicken, lamb, roast pork, wild mushrooms, stews and mild, firm cheeses.  100% Pinot Noir 

Wine Enthusiast April 2017 - 94 points and Cellar Selection

Cases produced: 192

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Varietal100% organically grown, dry-farmed Pinot Noir
Varietal CompositionEqual parts Dijon 115, 777 & Pommard Clones
AppellationColumbia Gorge
VineyardPhelps Creek
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced192

94 Domaine J. Meuret 2014 Phelps Creek Vineyard

Les Chênes Pinot Noir (Oregon). The second release of this Oregon Pinot project from Walla Walla’s Jon Meuret (Maison Bleue) is irresistible. A three-clone blend from a top Columbia Gorge vineyard, it’s explosively aromatic, with a strong whiff of pipe tobacco that Meuret believes is a vine- yard marker. Those powerful aromatics push into a dense core of strawberry-cherry fruit, enhanced by oak notes. Delicious now, this has the structure and power to cellar well. Drink now through 2028.
Cellar Selection. —P.G.

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