“One of the top Pinot Noir producers in the United States.” — Wine Enthusiast
94 Points — James Suckling This is so attractive and fresh with dark cherries, crushed blueberries, hints of violets, dried pomegranate skins and crushed stones. Delicate and silky on the palate with polished, refined tannins and pure red and blue fruit character, seasoned with some spicy herbs. Textured and lingering. Drink or hold.
94 Points — Owen Bargreen A beauty with some nice aging potential, the 2022 ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir by Lange is a great showing from this vintage. Smooth and supple once on the mouth, light tannins frame a beautiful core of red cherry and guava fruits alongside suggestions of salty soils and blood orange zest. This finishes very long as this concentrated, silky Pinot Noir is only just stating to come into its own. Drink 2023-2035
92 Points — Sean Sullivan’s Northwest Wine Report This is a delicious example of what Dundee Hills has to offer. The aromas show notes of dark fruit, cola, herb, and flower. Soft, fuller-bodied dark fruit and black tea flavors follow. Coffee notes accent the finish. It’s a classic representation of the appellation – power and sophistication all wrapped into one. 13.5% alcohol. 575 cases produced. TCA-free micro-agglomerated cork.
96 Points — International Wine Report The Freedom Hill Pinot Noirs from Lange are always been some of my favorites from winemaker Jesse Lange, and this one is no exception. The nose is scintillating with notes of wild huckleberry, crushed blueberry, candied blue raspberry, dried tarragon, dried rose, orange pith, and wet earth tones. The palate is much the same, with additional flavors of crushed wild herbs and lemon zest that rest on the back palate. A wonderful wine that is great now but will benefit from a year or two in the cellar. Highly recommended. Drink 2023-2033
94 Points — James Suckling Fragrant nose of dark cherries, black raspberries, violets, rosemary and peppercorns. Cloves, too. It’s vibrant and spicy, with a medium body and tight-knit tannins. Long and firm. Lots of tension. Drink from 2024.
93 Points “Cellar Stocker” — Northwest Wine Report Lange has been sourcing fruit from Freedom Hill since 1990. This wine is still in its shell, with brooding notes of dark fruit, black tea, plum, love, and spice. Full-feeling, palate coating flavors follow, drawing out on the long, fruit-filled finish. It’s an exclamation point of a wine, showing depth, richness, and intensity along with plenty of freshness. Best after 2026.
93 Points — Owen Bargreen For years I have enjoyed the finesse-driven wines from the famed ‘Freedom Hill Vineyard’ which was first planted back back in 1981. This is very fresh and finesse-driven with tart pomegranate, orange rind, caramel and suggestions of volcanic soils on the palate. Dense, heady and also very weightless, this is beautiful Pinot Noir that is already very well-integrated at the two year mark. Drink 2023-2038
91 Points — Wine Spectator Elegantly structured yet a bit brooding at the core, with blueberry and guava flavors laced with dusky spice and mineral accents. Concludes with refined tannins. Drink now through 2031.
96 Points — International Wine Report The 2021 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot from Lange boasts a beautiful medium neon ruby core with a blueish rim in the glass. Even though this wine is very young, it is ready to drink and gifts outstanding notes of crushed red cherry, macerated black raspberry preserve, graphite, potpourri, dried sage, and just a smooch of iodine. Mouthwatering acidity and rounded tannins merge perfectly with a lengthy red fruit and herbal finish. Highly recommended. Drink 2023-2033
93 Points “Critic’s Choice” — Northwest Wine Report The aromas draw you into the glass, with notes of black tea, flower, plum, and spice. The flavors are achingly pure and generous, along with a pleasing mouthfeel and plenty of intensity. It’s flat out gorgeous, with detail and sophistication as well as depth and generosity. More, please.
92 Points — Owen Bargreen This beautiful 2021 Pinot Noir comes fro several vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Once on the nose he takes on layers of ripe guava and boysenberry alongside freshly tilled soils and suggestions of roasted hazelnut that all meld in the glass. The palate is very polished and fresh with good concentration and underlying tension. Delicious to consume now, enjoy over the next decade. Drink 2023-2033
91 Points — Wine Spectator Shows vibrancy and precision, with svelte cherry and cranberry flavors highlighted by orange peel and cardamom as this zips toward a lively, zesty finish. Drink now through 2030.
94 Points — International Wine Report A medium raspberry core with a neon pink rim displays beautifully in the glass. Bright notes of crushed red raspberry, cranberry, orange peel, crushed herbs, and dusty country road jump from the glass. Wonderfully to drink now with the ample levels of acidity and the sweet round tannins, it finishes with a red cherry and white pepper note on the mid-palate. Drink 2023-2030
93 Points — James Suckling A fresh, bright and fruit-forward pinot with aromas of strawberries, fresh cherries, lavender, tea leaves and orange peel. It’s medium-bodied with tight-grained tannins and a wealth of fresh red berry fruit. Drink now or hold.
92 Points — Northwest Wine Report This wine is a blend of Yamhill, Freedom Hill, and the winery’s estate vineyards in Dundee Hills. The aromas are brooding, with notes of dark plum, dried flower, cigar box, and black tea. The palate is medium-plus bodied, polished and flavorful, showing depth, texture, and impressive freshness. It’s got a big yum factor. 13.5% alcohol.
92 Points — Wine Spectator Sleek and elegantly layered, with vibrant cherry and pomegranate flavors that take on black tea and rose petal accents as this glides toward a lively finish. Drink now through 2031.
92 Points — Owen Bargreen The gorgeous ‘Three Hills Cuvee’ offers forward and juicy pomegranate, strawberry, citrus rind and bergamot flavors on the palate. It is medium to full-bodied and chalk-filled of minerality, with an incredible purity of red fruits, this is a simply delicious wine that is already very beautiful to consume now. Drink 2023-2029
95 Points — International Wine Report I’m falling in love with the 2021 Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley. After a few more difficult vintages, the 2021s are exploding out of the gate and are surprisingly ready to drink now. It will be interesting to see how these evolve over time. Visually this wine is stunning with a dark ruby-purple core and neon pink rim. Very well balanced on the nose and on the palate, it gifts notes of wild huckleberry, black cherry, tobacco leaf, mint chocolate, and just a smooch of graphite. The palate is perfectly balanced with the red and blue fruit, savory earthiness, silky tannins, and a lovely mouthwatering finish. Enjoy this one over the next decade. Drink 2023-2032
93 Points “Critic’s Choice” — Northwest Wine Report The majority of this vintage comes from the winery’s estate vineyard and Freedom Hill. The aromas are immediately captivating, with notes of fresh berry, plum, flower, and tea leaves. There’s laser-focused purity to the palate, along with freshness and texture. A long finish only adds to the delight. It’s an understated stunner, with unabashed appeal.
93 Points — Owen Bargreen I’ve been tasting this wine back more than a decade and the 2021 ‘Reserve’ is up there with the finest renditions of this wine that I have tasted. A barrel selection wine, the ‘Reserve’ takes off with very pretty guava and red cherry notes that combine with garrigue accents and salty soils on the palate. Very fresh and fragrant, this thing is only starting to hit its stride. Considering the richness, flavor density and finesse, you have the feeling that this beauty will go another twenty years! Drink 2023-2038
92 Points — Wine Spectator Vibrant and fresh, with lively cherry and cranberry flavors accented by green tea and spices. Concludes with snappy tannins. Drink now through 2031.
91 Points — Jeb Dunnuck The 2021 Pinot Noir Reserve pours a richer hue of deep ruby and offers a more luxurious feel, with well-integrated oak spice. It lifts with warming notes of cedar, cinnamon, red cherry, and freshly turned soil. It is juicy and round without being heavy, with ripe raspberry compote, lavender, and toasted cardamom perfume. This is a lovely wine to hold 2-3 years and drink 2024-2032
92 Points — Wine Enthusiast Made with various traditional and Dijon clones grown in north Willamette Valley vineyards, this Pinot Noir saw time in 25% new French oak. The aromas of red cherries and cranberries unite with dried rose petals and Christmas spices to create a heady perfume. The tannins are sturdy, and the acidity is elevated, which is good given how much fruit is here. Flavors like tart red raspberries, not-quite-ripe marionberries, hibiscus tea and bittersweet dark chocolate coat the palate in a pleasing fashion.
92 Points — International Wine Report Showcasing a medium to dark neon ruby core with a pinkish rim, it’s a stunning wine to behold in the glass – it almost glows. The Classiqué is typically aged in a combination of neutral and new French oak barrique and, every year, delivers one of the best value for the money from Willamette Valley that you can find at $25 a bottle. Characteristics of blueberry, spiced red plum, a hint of dark chocolate, and some cedary herbs are all present alongside medium levels of acidity, a rounded mouthfeel, and silky smooth tannins. Drink 2022-2030
90 Points — Owen Bargreen The 2021 ‘Classique’ offers excellent finesse with lighter cranberry, orange zest and pomegranate seed flavors alongside stony minerals on the palate. Enjoy now. Drink 2022-2026
94 Points — Owen Bargreen From their estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills, this 2021 Chardonnay delivers flinty and nutty accents that combine with serious finesse, stony minerals and rich orchard fruit flavors. This is everything that you want in an elegant Oregon Chardonnay. Drink 2022-2030
93 Points — Owen Bargreen From this famed site that was planted back in 1998, the 2021 ‘Freedom Hill Vineyard’ Chardonnay offers nectarine skin and vanilla cream flavors that combine with salty soils and gobs of mouth-watering acidity on the palate. This is exceedingly hard to put down now — and will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another eight years. Drink 2022-2030
95 Points ‘Editors’ Choice’ — Wine Enthusiast This stunning Chardonnay begins with aromas of Golden Delicious apples, grilled pineapple, and a lemon verbena tisane. The wine has a crisp, energetic mouthfeel with enough acidity to brighten it up. The flavors of lemon, candied ginger, and warm sourdough bread go on for a very long time.
93 Points — International Wine Report Fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel, neutral oak, and concrete, the Three Hills Cuvée boasts notes of Meyer lemon citrus, fresh pineapple, white nectarine, and a smooch of wild herbs. Elevated mouthwatering acidity, a moderately full body, and a lemon meringue pie and mineral finish are all present. Drink 2022-2030
92 Points — Owen Bargreen Beautiful and fresh, the polished 2021 ‘Three Hills Cuvee’ by Lange shows off ripe melon with Pink Lady apple flavors alongside good richness and finesse. The nutty and earthy undertones add to the enjoyment. Enjoy over the next eight plus years. Drink 2022-2030
91 Points — Jeb Dunnuck The 2021 Chardonnay Three Hills Cuvee is rich with perfume of wildflowers and jasmine, honeyed lemon, and wet stone. It has rich concentration through the mid-palate and finish, with a full, viscous texture noted by citrus oils, honeycomb, marzipan, and pear. Drink 2023-2030
91 Points — International Wine Report Aged predominantly in stainless steel, the 2021 Classiqué is a bit more plush and round than the 2020’s racy acidity. Grilled lemon, citrusy herbs, a hint of mountain sage, and just a touch of lemongrass are all present. It sports medium-high levels of acidity, but feels rich and luscious on the mid-palate. An incredible wine for the price point. Best Buy. Drink 2022-2028
90 Points — Jeb Dunnuck The first of two Chardonnays, the 2021 Chardonnay Classique lifts with a bit of flint and matchstick reduction, as well as juicy peach and melon rind. It is dry but ripe and rounded, with juicy pear, almond, and candied lemon, and has a soft, clean finish. This is a lovely and balanced wine for those who seek a fresh and fleshy style. Drink 2022-2027
92 Points — Sean Sullivan’s Northwest Wine Report This wine is still aromatically in its shell, with light aromas of pear, yellow apple, and a whiff of petroleum jelly. The flavors are medium-bodied, showing class and detail. An exceptionally long finish is the capstone. While the Classique is all about exuberant fruit, this Reserve brings seriousness, balance, and length.
92 Points — Owen Bargreen The really good 2022 Lange ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris is a deep and concentrated version of this wine. It maintains a sterling sense of freshness once on the mouth, with layers of white peach, green papaya and hints of mango, giving this an exotic edge. Very fresh and nicely textured, enjoy now and over the next five plus years. Drink 2023-2029
92 Points “Critic’s Choice”— Sean Sullivan’s Northwest Wine Report Lange consistently produces exceptional Pinot Gris. This is another in a long line of examples. The aromas are exuberant, with notes of yellow apple, star fruit, peach, and whole kiwi. The palate is rich, textured, and loaded with fruit flavors while remaining poised and balanced throughout. As with the best examples of this variety from the valley, the acid propels it forward and keeps the exuberant fruit in vivid focus.
91 Points — Owen Bargreen The outstanding 2022 Lange ‘Classique’ Pinot Gris offers bright star fruit notes that combine with salted peanut, baking spices and melon accents on the palate. With plenty of mouth-watering acidity, this would be an awesome match for Thai fare. Drink 2023-2028
92 Points — Owen Bargreen The 2022 Lange Rose is extremely bright and juicy right out of the gate. Pink bubblegum flavors parade with copious minerals, pink grapefruit zest and shades of salted red raspberry on the palate. Seriously good now, enjoy on a hot summer day and don’t serve too cold! Drink 2023-2028
91 Points “Critic’s Choice”— Sean Sullivan’s Northwest Wine Report A very pretty pale peach color, the aromas bring appealing notes of whole satsuma, yellow strawberry, and pomegranate. Full-feeling, textured flavors follow. Bright acid stands it up straight. It’s delicious.