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Date Printed: 5/22/2017
Chehalem Pinot Gris 2007
Chehalem Pinot Gris 2007
(search item no. 98982)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2017: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant, light blonde, white gold color, with all things white in the aroma, from white spring flowers of daphne, gardenia, and citrus to hard Christmas candy, white peach, crisp pear, and white tea. There are spearmint, honey, and ambrosia hanging in the air and austere river rock, bright acidity, apricot, ginger, and golden plum complexity on the palate. The texture is broad and rich (and with very good acidity!), rounded in the mid-palate, showing a borderline minor sweetness that turns on the salivation response. Ends with a spicy, tangy burst at the finish. A lot to love, but with a refreshingly low alcohol. One of our best.

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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.