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Chehalem Pinot Gris Willamette Valley Reserve 2008

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91 points Wine Enthusiast: The unusually cool vintage seems to have heightened and focused the white wines. This stainless steel-fermented wine is vivid and fresh, with complex fruits, orange peel, citrus, suggestions of ginger and even (as the winery points out) sea spray, this has it all. (12/15/09)

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Chehalem:
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions o... Read more
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions of Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc— everything grown sustainably on our three estate vineyards: Ridgecrest, Stoller and Corral Creek.  The climate and our winemaking style reveal wines that emphasize balance, elegance and texture rather than power and size. This openness allows the vintage and three terroirs on which we sustainably farm in the Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Chehalem Mountains to express themselves, not with words but with wines of startling distinction. Mature vineyards, mature winemaking, consistently great wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Chehalem Pinot Gris Willamette Valley Reserve

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Snooth User: fullofsecrets
3766567
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/05/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: goldendd
3379668
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/03/2008

Obvious Asian pear, candied pineapple and lemon oil on the nose. Very thick for a white wine. I almost want to say viscus. Well balanced finish of more Asian pear followed by citrus rind.


Snooth User: fullofsecrets
3766567
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/05/2007

Four glasses



91 points Wine Enthusiast: The unusually cool vintage seems to have heightened and focused the white wines. This stainless steel-fermented wine is vivid and fresh, with complex fruits, orange peel, citrus, suggestions of ginger and even (as the winery points out) sea spray, this has it all. (12/15/09)

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