Lundeen Mon Pere Pinot noir 2021
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This is it: the best value in Willamette Valley Pinot noir available right now. Those of you who bought the 2019 know how great this Pinot is for the price—the 2021 is even more universally appealing. We tasted 2021 Mon Pere next to all kinds of '21s, including some heavy hitters priced well north of $50. Did it hold its own? No, it won.
There's a youthful power to 2021 Mon Pere, all within the context of an elegantly pure, vibrant Pinot noir. In a nutshell, that is what makes 2021 such an exciting vintage. From first pour it's showy and attractive and just for the sake of science, we kept it open for 5 days and it was fresh and delicious to the last sip. -Marcus
2019 vintage notes
Michael Lundeen says that’s because he put “more of the best stuff” into the 2019 at the expense of his single vineyard program. His loss is our gain.
2019 Mon Pere takes me back to the first Lundeen Pinot noir I tasted that made me an instant fan–Michael’s “Reserve” 2008. What I recall more than a decade later, thanks to 2019 Mon Pere, is how Michael’s wines can conjure alluring elements of Nebbiolo. The ‘19 is so purely, prettily Pinot noir that you wouldn’t mistake it for anything but. Silky, even caressingly creamy with the yummiest of red fruits but wait…there’s a linear feel to it, too, a finely woven tapestry of structure that recalls its distant relative, Nebbiolo. I love it!
Meaning “My Father” in French, “Mon Pere” is meant to honor my father and fathers everywhere while providing tremendous value in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. As such, it is the flagship bottling and largest production wine Lundeen makes to be able to reach far and wide with the message of valuing family, integrity, and stewardship. The creation of the wine always begins with grapes from the Lundeen Estate vineyard on which I am a 3rd generation Lundeen raising a 4th. Beyond this estate, the “Mon Pere” bottling contains wines from various vineyards I farm throughout the northern Willamette Valley. As it is broadly sourced as well as hand-crafted, “Mon Pere” always has complexity beyond what is typical at its price point.