Chehalem Reserve Pinot Gris 1997

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Winemaker's Notes

This is the most refined we can make Pinot Gris. Using Alsace as a standard, we seek weight and complexity to make this more than a simple white. This is a true reserve wine, the fruit divided at harvest after full ripeness is achieved, with the reserve portion going through barrel fermentation in neutral oak with long lees contact - the wine is concentrated, well textured, with rich and creamy flavors and a long finish. In 1997, there is a mineral nose progressing to lime and honeyed fruit (golden apple, pear, peach), with a bright acidity, light ginger, warm apple and nut flavors on the palate.

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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 Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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