Almost thirty years ago Harry Peterson-Nedry began scouting potential vineyard locations in Oregon's burgeoning wine country. He soon discovered what's now called Ribbon Ridge, an ancient, uniform sedimentary hillside at the extreme western end of the Chehalem Mountains. There, he planted the Ridgecrest Vineyard, Chehalem's oldest, in 1982.
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2007 Chehalem Chardonnay INOX Willamette Valley
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Region: Willamette Valley
88 Points | Wine Spectator
Crisp, clean, delicious!
Pleasant and Easy to Drink!
I thought this wine was very good until my husband saw a bottle in the local liquor store for nearly $20. Since I had paid considerably less through Wineaccess, I liked it even better since it was a great value! It has nice light fruit, is well-balanced and lovely to drink as an aperitif or with a meal.
Very Good Chardonnay
This wine has a very full flavor. If you like your Chardonnay to have an oak/buttery flavor, this is a good wine to try.
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Very nice chardonnay. Those I have served it to have really liked it.
Very nice wine. I included with 6 other chardonnays from around the world, including Bourgogne. This wine was rating top.
Not much of a white wine drinker, particularly of Chardoneys, but this one is pleasant, no butter, clean, and simple. A wee bit sweeter than I like, and not crisp, but pleasant.
read the description before ordering
This is a very well-made wine. However, my personal preference is for creamy, barrel-aged chardonnays that have undergone malolactic fermentation. This chardonnay is at the opposite end of the spectrum, having been aged entirely in steel. I have absolutely no one to blame but myself, since that was clearly explained in the Wine Access description. For that matter, the very name of the wine, INOX, is a synonym for steel. You'd think that would have been a clue for me, but no! I rushed through the description, saw that it was highly rated and that the price seemed reasonable, and placed my order.
All that said, although it is not my preferred style, I found the wine enjoyable. It grew on me as I worked through the case. Call it a good learning experience!
Very bright, crisp clean wine with citrus flavors. I would rate 3.5 stars if had the option. On a scale of 100, it would be an 81-83.
The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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