2019 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 1.5L
Our 2019 Chehalem Mountains Pinot shows intense bright red fruit aromatics of strawberries, cranberries, and cherry pie that evolve with subtle notes of toasted almonds, toffee, and white pepper spice. The palate is dense but approachable with silky tannins and a mouthwatering juiciness. The red fruit aromatics follow through to the palate, giving this wine a vibrant energy. This wine is delicious now but has the bones to age elegantly.
The growing season from bud break through harvest all fell within days of the 2013 vintage. Cool, wet weather arrived in early September, but by late September and October, conditions returned to sunny days and brisk nights. The resulting wines are lower in alcohol, with delicate flavors and beautiful nuances. The 2019 vintage will be one we remember thanks to the tremendous character and charisma in the wines.
91 Points - James Suckling
91 Points - Wine Spectator
90 Points, Best Buy, Year’s Best Pinot Noirs – Wine & Spirits