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Date Printed: 2/27/2017
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris 2008
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris 2008
(search item no. 101900)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 2/27/2017: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The stereotypical cool-climate Pinot Gris, focused on fruit, flowers, acid, and perfect balance. The wine is platinum, rich in texture and bright in nature, with aromas and flavors covering a complex spectrum of white and yellow fruits and flowers and spice. Look for mineral, ginger, grapefruit, orange peel, sea spray, and exotic fruits like papaya, banana, satsumas, honeydew melon—even lemon meringue pie and spiced pears. A lush fruit sweetness and great acid balance make the wine full and long on the palate, finishing dry and clean.
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About Chehalem:

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.