2014 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
ALC 13.3% Cases Produced: 125
Dense red color. Intense nose of vanilla and red cherry. Juicy and bright upfront, the wine gives way to deeper flavors of red fruit and spices on smooth and velvety tannins.
The geography and climate of this AVA is what sets it apart from the others. With three distinct mountains in the picturesque area twenty miles south of Portland, the AVA features the highest point in the Willamette Valley. Due to the mountainous terrain, three prominent soil types – basaltic, ocean sedimentary and wind-blown loess – allow for greater complexity in the wines.
James Suckling – 95 points
Wine Enthusiast – 94 points