Shows richness and a great emollience, with a deep blonde color, rich white blossoms, tropical fruit and spice, slate and minerality, and ripe and creamy palate characters. It shows sweetness from moderately high alcohol and slight RS, but is very well balanced and accents rather than overpowers. Melon, mango, passion fruit, and jasmine or orange blossom aromas and flavors abound. A relatively big wine waiting for big foods to match.
Broad, featuring jazzy acidity to lift the pear and tobacco flavors. This finishes smooth, and with surprising persistence. Drink now.
With two vineyards on either end of Chehalem Ridge and one in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem is dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced. With minimal processing and without compromising great fruit, Chehalem wines promise good ageing but are very drinkable young. Production quantities of all Chehalem wines are limited, to assure ultimate winemaking control.