As with all of Lemelson's 2011 Pinots, this Jerome Reserve shows the strengths, rather than the limitations, of the cool vintage. It's light in color and mouthfeel, but not lacking in detail or length. Citrus and cherry, Asian spices and light herbs are all in play, with a delicacy not always found in Oregon wines. Give it a good decanting.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.