2022 Chehalem Pinot Gris
91 points - James Suckling
TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KATIE SANTORA The aromatics of this wine are bright and clean, with a sprinkle of white blossoms. The palate is balanced with flavors of stone fruits such as apricots and peaches, with the support of the vibrant acidity, and finishes with lingering notes of candied lemon peel. I recommend enjoying this Pinot Gris with a big bowl of garlic shrimp pasta. Delish!
The 2022 growing season was full of surprises that resulted in a miracle harvest of delicious, age-worthy wines with balance and vibrancy. The vintage kicked off with a cold and wet spring that turned worrisome when an unusually late-season freeze event affected lower-lying vineyards of the vineyard. Slowly but surely, temperatures began to warm by mid-May and continued to rise throughout the summer allowing the vines to flourish. Harvest commenced on September 19, almost four weeks behind recent vintages. Fortunately, moderate temperatures and clear skies facilitated a steady intake of fruit until finished on October 21.