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    Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    • W&S90
    • ST90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 106234

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A lovely, precocious wine with a brilliant, deep garnet color and seductive, lush aromatics, in this wine spice and fruits dominate. Rich pie cherry and dried cherry impressions, with plummy blue and black fruit for depth and richness anchor the palate and lead to a sweet fruit entry. Tea leaves and spices are assertive, whether showing gingerbread, molasses, nutmeg, cardamon or delicate black pepper. The balance is almost perfect, with great acid, excellent weight without being ponderous, no alcohol apparent, nice breadth and length on the palate, and a bright, clean and elegant finish. Elegance, richness and balance—what we all aspire to. And what a standard-bearing pinot noir should reflect.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Light and silky, dancing delicately over refined tannins and lively acidity to show red berry, cinnamon and clove flavors as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2017.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright red. High-pitched red berry and floral aromas are complicated by Asian spices and orange peel. Silky in texture and gently sweet, with vibrant strawberry and black raspberry flavors and a touch of bitter cherry. The supple, intensely fruit finish is spicy, focused and nicely persistent. This drinks well now but has the spine to age.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Warm and fresh with a scent of ripe strawberries, this wine's flavors are loose-limbed and juicy, but a fruit skin tannin element holds all the ripeness in check. It's an ideal red for chilling and drinking as an aperitif.
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    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    Esmerelda99 (4/9/2013)
    I was first introduced to this wine several years ago by one of my wine expert friends. It is, by far, the best pinot noir I've ever had. Smooth, subtle berry flavors. This vintage lived up to the memory of that first taste experience.
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    susan little (11/8/2012)
    This is one of my favorite Pinots. I get a few in every order I place with Wine.com.
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    gwendolyn (4/2/2012)
    Opened this last night to pair with work (meaning I was drinking it on its own while typing away). It was definitely seductive. Deliciously ripe fruits, silky smooth texture, yet vibrant at the same time. Spicy or heavy foods will overpower the fruit, so pair it with something mild (roast chicken, pork chops, etc) and you'll be in heaven.
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    Stephen Bazzano (10/26/2012)
    Not bad. I expected more.Won't buy again.
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    LaVerita (5/20/2012)
    Perfect price point for well rounded vino - Great color/clarity, great bouquet, and very good finish. Very good buy.
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    Kerosene (11/22/2012)
    Meh. Go with the RouteStock instead.
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