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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Chehalem INOX Chardonnay 2010
Chehalem INOX Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 119888)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

What a fantastic year for whites... this INOX hints at barrel influences (vanilla, honey and great texture), but don't be fooled! The core of minerality and bright acid says "I came from stainless steel!" The balance in this wine will still make you second-guess yourself. A calming lemon curd, pear and white flower aromatic bouquet with the vibrancy of Sweet Tarts, green apples and gummy peaches on the palate. Smooth mid-palate and mouth-wateringly long finish, this un-oaked chard is waiting for food, or a sunny back porch.
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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.