Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 96261


This Three Vineyard Pinot noir has struck a fantastic balance between the warm ripening season of 2013 and the cooler picking season right before harvest, giving us the best of both worlds in one wine. There is beautiful ripe black cherry and brambly cassis on the nose, with fresh wet earth and a tea leaf component. White pepper, dusty cocoa, tobacco, sweet loam, and raspberry accentuate the nose, providing a fresh, full, complex package. The palate is lithe and playful, with especially round, pliable acid, and an overarching flavor of rich cranberry sauce and rose hips. The finish is lengthy yet elegant, some silk-nap tannins throughout the wine, with what we all noted in one way or another as 'fresh yet supple,' and showing amazing clarity and beautiful balance.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Oregon
Appellation Willamette Valley
Brand Chehalem
Alcohol/vol 11.9%
  • we88

Wine EnthusiastThis blend of the three estate vineyards is the first Pinot to be released from each vintage. Here it spent time in 22% oak, roughly half new. Cranberry, pomengranate, dried herbs and some gently earthy tannins combine in a tart, gulpable style.

Paul Gregutt, December 1, 2015
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Pinot Noir Three Vineyard is much more refined on the nose compared to the 2012, with well-behaved crushed strawberry and Morello scents neatly aligned. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, moderate acidity and a slightly chewy but appealing finish. A little rustic perhaps, but good value.

Neal Martin, March 2015

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