Flaneur Wines Pinot Noir La Belle Promenade Vineyard Chehalem Mountains 2018
“Hey, Coach Beard… what’s a “Flaneur”?” - Ted Lasso
Thanks, Ted Lasso, for continuing my education. And more besides! Ok, let’s get at it. On this fine Saturday (79 and sunny!) morning, we’re wandering up into the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon’s Willamette Valley for epic, aromatic, and oh-so-seductive PINOT NOIR! DOUBLE 93 POINTS, single vineyard goodness, ORGANICALLY FARMED, sustainably maintained, uber-dank! If you went GAGA for that Ribbon Ridge pinot vertical we offered up a couple of weeks back – these are their neighbors – and man, what a wine!!!
La Belle Promenade Vineyard sits high up in the coastal mountains at about 800 feet. Volcanic soils, cooling oceanic influences, and the long and slow ripening season make for one powerful black cherry BOMB! of epic proportions. Bracing acidity, beautiful balance, and this wonderfully smokey/meatiness endow this beauty with just gargantuan depth! Who doesn’t LOVE mulberries, right? And cola, and spicy herbs, raspberries, blueberries, bergamot tea, and this rich, fresh-pulled espresso aroma too – YOWZA! This is a treat! Did I mention it’s OVER 50% OFF?! Woooohoooooo!
Seriously, under $30 for a beauty of a single vineyard, AVA designated, Oregon monster of glorious pinosity – sign me up. But go like the Kerry wind in the Irish summer…this won’t be around long!!! Get a lot – this will sing for many a year to come!
Slow, curious, and continually moving forward is the walk of the flâneur. The folks at Flaneur Wines consider themselves to be flâneurs, or leisurely wanderers, at their core. They believe that life, like wine, should be enjoyed slowly, and appreciated to every last drop.
Technical DetailsCountry: United States
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: La Belle Promenade Vineyard
Production: 784 cases
About The Producer
The flâneur life is what Founder Marty Doerschlag lived in the time between selling his first company and starting the winery. He carried his life thoughtfully, slowly, and along the way, he found an unshakable passion for wine. Flaneur’s holdings spread across the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, their two vineyards reside in Ribbon Ridge and the Chehalem Mountains. Their 44 acres of vines are devoted to pinot noir, farmed organically and sustainably.
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