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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000
(search item no. 50954)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Back to almost normal crop and production levels in 1999, this 3 Vineyard is rich, full and well structured. The Corral Creek fruit and a major amount of young vine Stoller fruit found its way here during this vintage. It is tight and more roasted herb than fruit driven at this stage (February 2001), but will bloom, and within six months, will yield a very dense and complex wine. It has red fruit, and a spice and herbal-tinged aromatic, with an already full and complex texture. It will gradually lengthen and flesh out, and reveal more red and black fruit, and oak accents. Released early, it will benefit from drinking late.

Alcohol: 13.0% by volume

My Notes:

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.