“One of the top Pinot Noir producers in the United States.” — Wine Enthusiast
93 Points — James Suckling Aromas of raspberries, redcurrants and blueberries with dried-herb and smoke undertones. Medium-bodied with plush tannins and bright acidity. Fresh and vibrant with juicy character and plenty of red fruit on the mid-palate. Delicate finish. Drink or hold.
93 Points — International Wine Report The nose really pops on this wine with aromas of candied blueberry, red plum skin, violet flower and wet autumn leaves. I wasn’t told the % of new oak treatment, but I imagine it’s probably around 30-40%, but it doesn’t overpower this stunning Pinot Noir. Tannins are silky and smooth, the acidity is plentiful and the wonderful fruit tones come together perfectly with the savory and mineral aspects of the wine. 240 cases produced. Drink 2021-2031.
92 Points — Wine Enthusiast The estate cuvée gets 30% new oak, which is generous and appropriate for the well-ripened fruit. Strawberry, raspberry and cherry flavors mingle here, along with barrel toast and highlights of toasted walnuts. It’s all deftly balanced and set against bright acids and moderate tannins.
95 Points — James Suckling Aromas of cherries and strawberries with spice and wood undertones. It’s medium-to full-bodied with crunchy tannins and fresh acidity. Round and textured on the palate with a firm yet supple finish and great length. Rather firm at the end. Drinkable now, but best from 2023 when it will have opened up a bit.
95 Points — International Wine Report An absolutely stunning wine from wine maker Jesse Lange that is probably the most interesting, and quite possibly my favorite wine that I have tasted from Lange. The nose is intense and leaps from the glass – think notes of baked blueberry pie, blackberry liqueur, Christmas spices, orange peel and purple wild flowers. On the palate you get both blue and black fruit flavors alongside the savory components of old leather and brown dried mushroom. It’s a complex, interesting wine that I can’t wait to try 5-6 years from now to see how it develops in the bottle. I imagine that the tertiary components will evolve quickly from what I’m getting on the nose, but don’t let that stop you from buying a few bottles and enjoying them over the next decade. It’s a gorgeous Oregon Pinot Noir. Highly recommended. Drink 2021-2031.
92 Points — Wine Enthusiast Aromas of cherries and strawberries with spice and wood undertones. It’s medium-to full-bodied with crunchy tannins and fresh acidity. Round and textured on the palate with a firm yet supple finish and great length. Rather firm at the end. Drinkable now, but best from 2023 when it will have opened up a bit.
92 Points — James Suckling A fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries and lemon zest with some sliced mushrooms. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins and crisp acidity. Chalky notes on the finish.
91 Points — Wine Enthusiast This is a smaller scale Three Hills than in 2018, yet still balanced and detailed. A sprinkling of coffee accents the tart fruit, with flavors of rhubarb and raspberry. Layers of peat and mushroom and dried herb should continue to evolve as the wine ages.
91 Points — International Wine Report Coming from three of Lange’s most established vineyards, this Pinot Noir is brought up in a combination of neutral and new French oak barrels. Black cherry, cocoa powder, graphite and purple flower petals dominate the nose while the palate brings flavors of boysenberry, black tea and toasted baking spices. Medium acidity and sweet tannins finish the wine. Drink 2021-2028
90 Points — Wine Spectator Lithe and elegant, featuring expressive raspberry and pomegranate flavors, laced with perky green tea notes that take on structure toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2024.
94 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 2022-2032
91 Points — Owen Bargreen The 2021 Lange ‘Willamette Valley’ Pinot Noir shows ripe raspberry and Yakima cherry flavors that meld with lighter garrigue notes on the palate. Light to medium-bodied, with tons of finesse, enjoy now. Drink 2022-2027
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
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 — 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
92 Points — International Wine Report Aged in neutral French oak puncheons, stainless steel, and concrete to give this Pinot Gris some added strength and body, it’s a beautiful specimen on the nose with lovely aromas of freshly cut pear, dried sage, autumn leaves, and citrusy herbs. Round and plush in the mouth but still showing excellent acidity, it dances across the tongue and finishes dry and long. Drink 2022-2028
92 Points — Owen Bargreen The 2021 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris is very smooth upon entry. Roasted cashew nut, white peach and shades of green apple all meld in the glass. Delicious and bright, enjoy in tis youth while the brightness remains intact. Drink 2022-2028
91 Points ‘Editors’ Choice’ — Wine Enthusiast Fruit for this wine comes from some of the oldest vines at Yamhill Vineyard, planted in 1983. Fermented in 80% 500-liter neutral French oak with the rest in concrete cube, the aromas offer notes of melon, hazelnut and pear, with whiffs of banana chip as it settles into bottle. The flavors show depth, intensity and layering. A vibrant vein of acidity runs through it, adding tension to the flavors. It’s both hedonistically and intellectually enthralling.
91 Points ‘Editors’ Choice’ — Wine Enthusiast Seventy percent of this wine was aged in stainless steel, 25% in neutral oak and the rest in concrete cube. It’s a complete charmer, with aromas of pear, apple and marzipan along with whiffs of kiwi. The flavors are rounded and show depth, with plenty of acidity to pull it off. Delicious stuff.