Chehalem Ians Reserve Chardonnay 1999

Chardonnay from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $39.99
Item No. 44915
  • RP89
  • WE89
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The fourth vintage of our Dijon clone reserve chardonnay, this is the best structured wine to-date, taking advantage of the cool growing season and sunny finish. 100% Dijon fruit, barrel fermented with approximately 50% new French oak. This is rich tropical fruit at an extreme of viscosity balanced with great acidity and finishing with creamy white fruit flavors.

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With two vineyards on either end of Chehalem Ridge and one in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem is dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced. With minimal processing and without compromising great fruit, Chehalem wines promise good ageing but are very drinkable young. Production quantities of all Chehalem wines are limited, to assure ultimate winemaking control.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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