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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 105377)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $25.99

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
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
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich, dark, focused, and balanced Pinot Noir, this is a very nice introduction for 2008. Perfectly colored red-purple-black, this well-extracted wine carries gobs of fruit, good structure, and a nice, long finish. Exotic aromas and flavors of clove, cardamom, pepper spice, mineral, orange marmalade, green tea, and plum as well as herbal and brown forest-floor characters make this wine complex and always evolving. It is still tightly wound at release, with great acid and a moderate weight that will plump even more with age. We wish we were able to make more of this wine.
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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.