2019 Chehalem Sparkling Brut
TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KATIE SANTORA
Golden in color, this wine delights from the start with aromatics of meyer lemon and brioche, moving to subtler notes of florals, pear, and golden raspberry. The bubbles are a fine mousse with delicate tension and expansion on the palate. A beautiful profile for our inaugural sparkling wine vintage.
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.