East Vineyard 2007

Cabernet Franc

Three Dog White

Laleure Wines

The wines we make at Laleure all come from grapes grown on the property. Growing our own grapes enables us to control all aspects of quality from the ground into the bottle. The wines we make are truly representative of the local terroir and of our northeast Ohio location. In fact, the perhaps surprising success we have had growing even the sensitive Pinot Noir grape is becoming more well known, and is becoming a specialty of our region. After all, northeast Ohio falls within "The Pinot Belt" which is a latitude band around the globe that also extends to other great pinot regions including The Burgoyne in France and The Willamette in Oregon

Red Wines

Cabernet Franc

Laleure's Cabernet Franc is the favorite for lovers of big,bold red wines. Aged in American oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years, it is powerful yet smooth with soft tannins and with plenty of dark berry fruit.

Tasting notes:
2013- In addition to dark fruit, notes of cinnamon, clove, baking spices, and dried cranberry.

2013   $22.99               Case of 6   $124.15
2016   Reserve  $29.99  Case of 6     $161.95 (Release Date June 2020)

Pinot Noir

Laleure Pinot is changing as we move towards new winemaking techniques. We continue to strive to maintain a strong presence of fruit, typically bright cherry, currant, and others depending on the year. It is aged in tight grained French oak barrels using a custom toasting profile optimized for the style wine we love. Our 2016 vintage is an excellent pinot, perhaps considered closest to an Oregon style.

Tasting notes:
2016 - Notes of cherry, sweet vanilla, nutmeg, and earth on the palate with leather, cured meat, and dried cherry on the nose.

2016     $27.99    Case of 6 $151.15

Chambourcin

Chambourcin is a French-American varietal. It is one of the first grapes we planted at Laleure because it is well known for its winter hardiness, and it has lived up to those expectations. It has a very deep red color and when aged in American oak barrels has a rich berry flavor and is quite easy to drink despite no residual sugar. Laleure also makes a Rosé version of our Chambourcin. It is very light, reminiscent of drinking a Rosé in the countryside of Provence.

2013     $19.99       Case of 6     $107.95
2017     Chambourcin Rose'   $15.99       Case of 6     $$86.35

Red Blends

Three Dog Red

Laleure Three Dog Red is a blend of primarily Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The blend is chosen from aged contents to be softer and easy to drink, yet it maintains a strong presence of fruit, typically bright cherry from the pinot and dark fruit from the cabernet franc. It is typically aged in oak barrels using a custom toasting profile optimized for the style wine.

Three Dog Red  $18.99
Case of 6  $102.55

Paradox

Laleure Paradox is a blend of our best red wines, made to be strong yet smooth. It is aged in both American and French oak barrels (varietal dependent) to provide soft tannins without sacrificing the boldness of the primary constituents, Cabernet franc and Pinot noir. This is Laleure's favorite blend for lovers of "big" yet soft reds. The name arises from the blend of wines originating from both the Burgoyne and Bordeaux regions of France, where the two arch rivals would never concede to blending, hence a "paradox."

2016  Paradox  $24.99
Case of 6  134.95

White Wines

Chardonnay

Laleure makes a wide variety of chardonnays. They are typically aged in French oak barrels using a custom toast profile. Some of our chardonnay's are made by the sur lie method, fermented and aged in French oak barrels. For most vintages we bottle a portion of our chardonnay without aging in oak for our customers who prefer the crisper flavor and mouthfeel of aging in stainless steel. Fruit tasted in our chardonnay can be green apple, pineapple, honey, and other tropical fruit. We recommended serving our barrel aged chardonnay's between 55° and 60°.

2016 French Oak barrel-Aged chardonnay   $18.99 
Case of 6   $102.55
The 2016 vintage was good to Laleure across the board, with great mouthfeel, smooth, rich in fruit. There was enough juice to produce this Chardonnay made in our usual style, as well as a reserve!

2016 Sur Lie Reserve barrel fermented Chardonnay   $24.99 
Case of 6 $134.95
The 2016 Reserve was made in the “Sur Lie” style meaning that the juice from the grapes was placed in French oak barrels, rather than in a stainless steel tank. The juice from the Chardonnay grapes was left to ferment in barrels on its lees for over 6 months. This was a first attempt at a traditional wine making style, and we are very happy with the results!

2013 French oak (minimally) barrel-aged Chardonnay   $15.99 
Case of 6  $86.35
The 2013 vintage has the least oak imparted to its flavor profile due to the use of older French barrels for aging. This vintage is closer to the French-style of Chardonnay.

2010 French oak barrel-aged Chardonnay   $9.00 
Case of 6  $48.60
This is the oldest available vintage in our tasting room. If you are a fan of big oak like many California Chardonnays, this may be just what you are looking for!

Riesling

Riesling at Laleure is a favorite. It generally has a bit over 1% residual sugar, just enough to balance the acid. Lots of fruit, honey, tart apple, and pear depending on the vintage!
Tasting notes:
2013 - This wine has finally reached its peak. Fruit is good, notes of honey, pineapple, and peach with a hint of anise and the classic petrol on the nose.
2016 - Sweetest of our semi dry rieslings with notes of green apple, pineapple, pear, and wet granite on the palate and classic petrol on the nose.


2017  Semi Dry   $17.99     Case of 6 $97.15
2016   Semi Dry   $13.99     Case of 6   $75.55
2013   Semi Dry   $9.00      Case of 6     $48.60

Sauvignon blanc

Dry, well balanced. Sold out except for 375 ml
2018       $9.99     375 ml

Vignoles

Our Vignoles is preferred by our customers who like a crisp white wine. It is well balanced, crisp, and with acidity that renders a definite note of grapefruit at the finish. Vignoles is our most versatile grape, primarily used in our estate white blend – Three Dog White. When we have enough grapes, we make a very special wine, in which we infuse vignoles with local hops from Rhizing Weed Hop Farm who's hopyard adjoins Laleure Vineyards, to make "Hop'd Up Vignoles. This satisfies those with both a passion for wine, as well as a great IPA ale

2017   Vignoless  Semi-Dry   $12.99   Case of 6   $70.15
2018   Hop'd Up Vignoles   Semi Dry   $21.99 Case of 6   $134.95 .

Three Dog White

Laleure Three Dog White is the most popular semi-dry white wine at Laleure. It is crisp with significant fruit overtones of citrus fruit and pineapple. Laleure Three Dog White is a blend primarily made from Vignoles and Bianca grapes. It is blended to be a bit softer than the Vignoles by controlling the level of the Bianca grape which imparts softness and reduces the high acidity of the Vignoles making for a very approachable, easy-to-drink white wine blend.The grapefruit tones from the Vignoles still permeate the taste profile, but with a lighter touch!

2017  Semi-Dry  $13.99
Case of 6  $75.55