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Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards Gruner Veltliner 2014

Gruner Veltliner from Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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12.6% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Chehalem's Gruner Veltliner this year holds true to form, a seemingly unshakable grape to major vintage variations, holding steady in a neutral state (much like a "Switzerland of wines") even with good warmth in the vineyard through the entire summer. This wine is classically a Chehalem Gruner, if there is such a thing... noted are the opening aromatics of sage and lemongrass, some artichoke flower, lemon curd, and fresh cut grass. The palate is luscious and richer, texturally, than a cooler vintage may show, with cream soda and quince, white nectarines, and a round fleshiness that arises from some neutral barrel time and lees stirring. Balanced, luscious, fresh, and quickly becoming a Chehalem classic.

Critical Acclaim

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This is a delicious, tongue-tickling wine, crisp and solidly built with fresh fruit flavors of apple, lime and tangerine in abundance. Beyond that there is body and depth, with the fresh acidity that supports a great variety of lighter seafood, shellfish and poultry.
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Chehalem

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Chehalem, Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon
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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.

Ribbon Ridge

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Ribbon Ridge is a regular span of uplifted, marine, sedimentary soils (called Willakenzie), whose highest ridge elevations twist like a ribbon. An early settler from Missouri named Colby Carter noticed this unique topography and gave the region its name in 1865—though but it wasn’t declared its own AVA until 140 years later, in 2005. The AVA is enclosed by mountains on all sides between Yamhill-Carlton and the Chehalem Mountains, and is actually part of the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA. Its soils have a finer texture than its neighbors with parent materials composed of sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone. Given its presence of natural aquifers in this five square mile area, most vineyards are actually easily dry farmed!

Gruner Veltliner

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Fun to say and delightfully easy to drink, Grüner Veltliner is indigenous to Austria, where it has long maintained its status as the nation’s most important and most planted white grape.

In the Glass

Crisp and refreshing with plenty of lively acidity, Grüner Veltliner is marked by telltale notes of white pepper, citrus, peach, herbs and a bright minerality. While most are fresh and ready to drink early, there are a few styles to be found. Many high caliber single vineyard bottlings can benefit from cellar aging but the straightforward and easily quaffable Grüners often come in one liter size bottles—a convenient size!

Perfect Pairings

Grüner Veltliner is a wonderfully versatile wine. It can pair with just about any lighter fare, from seafood to poultry, or even notoriously difficult vegetables like asparagus and artichokes. Traditional Austrian Weiner Schnitzel is also a perfect match to the acidity and spice in Grüner Veltliner.

Sommelier Secret

About 75% of the world’s Grüner Veltliner comes from Austria but the variety is gaining ground in other countries, namely Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the United States.

WBO30190349_2014 Item# 177287