2019 Chehalem Statement Pinot Noir
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TASTING NOTES FROM WINEMAKER, KATIE SANTORA
The culmination of years of evolution, our 2019 Statement shows both tension and restraint. Savory notes of toasted marshmallow, baking spice, and rose petal develop into cocoa, violet, and a rich umami character. On the palate, there is a subtle balance between power and delicacy that unfolds slowly, telling the story of this special place and moment in time.
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.