Lange produces a wide range of Pinots, including an estate bottling, a reserve bottling and various single- vineyard cuvées. This is the most basic and affordable, and offers solid, quaffable fruit flavors of cranberry and raspberry, buoyed by firm acids. Just a hint of tomato comes through, along with spicy pine resin. Despite its youth, it is drinking nicely and already beginning to soften up.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.