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2016 Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling

2016 Chehalem Three Vineyard Riesling

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/ 750 ML

91 Points- Wine Enthusiast   | 91 Points- Vinous

WINE OVERVIEW

This is what we want to taste when we talk about an approachable, food-friendly Riesling! Brilliant platinum in color with aromatics of key lime, peach gummies, canned pears and fresh lilacs. The entry is fresh and the finish is rich, with fleshy acidity and a mouthwatering silky texture in between. Wrap it up with lemon bars, starfruit and a touch of residual sugar for balance and any Thai food you have in mind for dinner.

HARVEST NOTES

This is the year of Earliest Ever. The winter was warm, budbreak was early and 2016 never looked back—bloom, veraison and harvest, all early records. Harvest began in August and was done before October. Although early, the growing season wasn’t as hot as the prior three, but still the same new warm norm. Fruit is fully ripe but not overripe, moderate alcohols, good enough acids and intense, easily extracted, dense wines from 15% smaller berry sizes and yields. Potentially an excellent-to-classic vintage.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Alcohol %
14

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