Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2007 | Wine.com

 

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    Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir (375ML half-bottle) 2007
    Pinot Noir - Willamette Valley, Oregon

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    Ratings

    • W&S93
    • RP92
    Price: $35.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109694

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Reserve uses fruit primarily from Ridgecrest Vineyards, our oldest estate vineyard, a 55-acre vineyard on a 176-acre property. Beginning in 1980, this site pioneered grapegrowing on Ribbon Ridge, a small ridge on the western end of the Chehalem Mountains. Soils are a Willakenzie soil called Wellsdale, a transition soil series exhibiting characteristics of both volcanic and ocean sedimentary underlying structures. The rich, supple black cherry and blackberry fruits are characteristic of Ridgecrest Vineyards and the Willakenzie soil type. Excellent acidity, silky texture, and a long finish are hallmarks of the vineyard site, being relatively high in elevation, mature in vine age, and deeply rooted.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A scent of spiced tea and leafy forest notes brighten this expressive pinot. The flavors fall between black cherries and plum, with tannins as fine as Yunnan tea and a silky, finely wrought texture. The finish is firm and lasting.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    The 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve is a selection of the best barrels in the cellar. In this vintage 80% of the wine came from the Ridgecrest Vineyards and was aged in 50% new oak. The nose exhibits pain grille, mineral, earth notes, lots of spice, and assorted red fruits. Silky on the palate, this elegant offering has excellent depth, succulence of fruit, and is surprisingly lush for the vintage.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright red. Complex aromas of cherry pit, musky herbs, rose and smoky minerals. A chewy, sharply focused midweight that offers bitter cherry and blackcurrant flavors nicely framed by silky tannins. Finishes with good grip but no rough edges, echoing the cherry and floral notes and lingering with impressive persistence. This wine was raised in 42% new French oak.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

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    John Westcott (10/2/2012)
    stay away from half bottles
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    franek (10/9/2011)
    very very good
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    PamBaugh (2/2/2012)
    not worth the money.
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    Big Smoove (11/9/2011)
    Very disappointing. 2007 was a poor year for Oregon Pinot, and this proves it. The description from Wine.com was glowing, but the wine is very weak, thin, and lacks structure. For the price, the 2007 NorCal and Central Pinot's blow this away. I also don't think this wine will age particularly well.
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    Debra Li (1/24/2012)

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