De Lancellotti Pinot Noir Sorella 2016 -- Vinous 90 Points
Regular price $30.00
These days De Lancellotti sources fruit from several vineyards, including the Lachini Vineyard right next door to Bergstrom, and is advised on the winemaking by the estimable Robert Brittan. The Sorella bottling is his entry-level wine, and it's a very good wine for the price.
On the palate, blackberries dominate but there are some red fruits too. While a tad young, it already shows a supple texture and despite a light dusting of tannins, fruit is the star here. The wine is expansive in the middle, and a lingering finish. Overall, this has more depth and concentration than most $30 Oregon pinots and it is a wine worthy of acquisition.
The 2016 De Lancellotti Pinot Noir Sorella was awarded a Vinous 90 Points, with these notes: "Lurid magenta. Spice-tinged cherry and blackberry aromas, backed by subtle licorice and herb nuances. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that unfold slowly as the wine opens up. Youthfully firm tannins add shape to the finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity."