Lange Estate Tasting Room

Revisiting Lange and A to Z

On our Oregon trip years ago, A to Z was our go-to pinot noir for everyday wine.  We really liked Lange, despite the long, rocky road to visit them.  Imagine my surprise when I saw a Lange pinot in our local Safeway!  Grabbed a bottle as well as an A to Z.  We were not disappointed. (Prices are at the winery. Safeway’s prices are lower.)

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The A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir ($22) has a mild cranberry fragrance. Bright acidity on the palate is followed by lots of red fruit that emphasizes strawberries.  Quaffable and still a go-to wine.

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Lange’s 2021 Willamette Valley “Classique” ($32) is a more complex creature.  Lush aromas feature black raspberries, black cherries and a  hint of forest floor. The palate opens with more black raspberries and a nice mouthfeel. The mid-palate is even more black cherries and black raspberries. A nice long finish with silky tannins make this beauty worth every penny.


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