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2011 Chehalem Pinot Noir 3 Vineyard Willamette Valley
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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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2011 Chehalem Pinot Noir 3 Vineyard Willamette Valley

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013

Dark red.  Aromas of blackberry, vanilla and fresh rose, with a peppery overtone.  Smooth and refreshingly tangy, with fresh dark berry and bitter cherry flavors complemented by subtle oak and mineral notes.  Finishes smooth and sweet if a bit clipped, repeating the dark fruit note.

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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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