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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Chehalem Reserve Pinot Gris 2008
Chehalem Reserve Pinot Gris 2008
(search item no. 105371)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright and rich, this wine has plenty of structure and ripe fruit, from white-yellow stone fruit to tropical, with warm baking spices and butterscotch hints thrown in. The emollient, lime-tinged mineral-oil texture again balances well with great acidity, seemingly a marker for the 2008 vintage. Bone dry and acid-driven, this wine needs time to open up, and will continue to lengthen, as a peach pit and pear skin finishing snap turns weighty and oily.
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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.