2015 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
ALC 13.9% Cases Produced: 100
Delicate red color. Sweet cherry and spices on the nose from the 15% whole cluster fermentation. Soft, round and juicy with a touch of spice in mouth. Silky tannins complement the round mouthfeel of black tea, cedar and blue fruit. The finish is focused and precise with a touch of vanilla.
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.
93 Points – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
92 Points – Wine & Spirits Magazine
90 Points – Vinous