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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2007
Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 109694)
boutique wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Reserve uses fruit primarily from Ridgecrest Vineyards, our oldest estate vineyard, a 55-acre vineyard on a 176-acre property. Beginning in 1980, this site pioneered grapegrowing on Ribbon Ridge, a small ridge on the western end of the Chehalem Mountains. Soils are a Willakenzie soil called Wellsdale, a transition soil series exhibiting characteristics of both volcanic and ocean sedimentary underlying structures. The rich, supple black cherry and blackberry fruits are characteristic of Ridgecrest Vineyards and the Willakenzie soil type. Excellent acidity, silky texture, and a long finish are hallmarks of the vineyard site, being relatively high in elevation, mature in vine age, and deeply rooted.
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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.