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2008 Chehalem Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyards Dundee Hills
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About Chehalem

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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2008 Chehalem Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyards Dundee Hills

Producer: Chehalem
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: Oregon
Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Dundee Hills

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90(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($39) Bright ruby. Bitter cherry, dark berries, pungent flowers and dark chocolate on the nose. Juicy, pure dark berry and spice flavors offer very good depth and surprising precision. Nicely round if not exactly fleshy, with a youthfully bitter cherry skin note emerging with air. Finishes with supple tannins, a note of bitter chocolate and attractive lingering perfume. I'd hold onto this one for another three to four years before cracking it.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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