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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Chehalem Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 113290)
collectible wine
boutique wine
has fluid
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $47.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 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 wine is a great example of the maturity of Stoller Vineyards these days, with an emphasis on the full-bodied reds from a ripe year. The spice and fruit complement each other nicely, with highlights of clove and nutmeg all the way to cinnamon hard candies. Dark, yet bright fruits such as plum and cherry are ever-present, and a mix of dark chocolate and cigar box put finishing touches on the wine for the evening.

This could be a meal in itself, but we recommend sharing it with others and pairing with an appropriate holiday meal. The silky tannins and amazing length may as well have come from a ribbon around your favorite gift this year.

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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.