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    Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Oregon

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    • WS93
    • WE92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Oregon

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Other Info: Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 12.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111034

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Incorporating both Ridgecrest and Wind Ridge blocks from our original Ridgecrest Vineyard on Ribbon Ridge, this reserve shows the richness, density, three-dimensionality, and finesse that characterizes this AVA, at least for Chehalem wines. The half-crop yield in 2008 and cool growing season teamed with a long final ripening period gives maximum complexity and concentration. Tightly packed, this vintage will be lovely early on, but will not completely open for years and will reward aging. The aromas are red and black briery fruits, hints of dried flower, black tea and cola. The flavors are dense red fruit and complex baking spices, and the texture is silk nap, firm but very elegant, and, with good acidity, promises long aging.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Polished, open-textured and inviting for its cinnamon-accented red berry and wet earth flavors, mingling effectively on the refined finish. A bit disjointed, but cellaring should bring it all together nicely. Best from 2013 through 2020. 671 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Oregon Pinot Noir Reserve, sourced entirely from the Ribbon Ridge AVA, was a selection of the most elegant barrels in the cellar. It proffers a sensual perfume worthy Catherine Deneuve, a silky texture with subtle flavors of wild cherry and raspberry, outstanding concentration, and well-concealed tannins that will allow 4-6 years of graceful evolution. This lengthy, finesse-filled effort will be at its best from 2014 to 2023, but that is a conservative estimate.

    Under the direction of founder/winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry, Chehalem has taken full advantage of the great 2008 vintage and produced its finest set of Pinot Noirs to date.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    wrandall2003 (6/23/2012)
    It wasn't bad, but I think it needs a little more time (I lack the skill and experience in predicting how a wine will do over time, however). Has the subtle earthly flavors that I enjoy in good Oregon Pinots.

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