2018 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
ALC 13.5% Cases Produced: 150
The wine has a pretty nose of spicy red berries, strawberry-raspberry jam, sweet peppercorn and bayleaf. The palate is lively and vibrant with fleshy red fruits, graphite, savory plums and excellent concentration integrated with ultra-fine 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.
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
92 points – Vinous