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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 107266)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $43.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This single-vineyard designate is predominantly from the densest plantings of Pinot Noir at our Stoller Vineyards and provides great concentration of fruit, with good acid backbone. There typically is an earthy, sweet cherry fruit core, soft and broad, with occasional threads of herb.

A moderate garnet and brilliant wine, this Stoller is as lush as it gets, with red cherry–black cherry aromatics, a soft and velvety palate, and a mix of fresh red fruit and earth flavors. It finishes with intriguing sour cherry and very light tannin. Perfectly balanced, with good acid in this cool vintage, even at our warmest site. Look for very long aging. One of the best vintages from Stoller, ever.

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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.