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2017 Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir

2017 Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir

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$70.00
/ 750 mL
SKU: 17PNR

WINE OVERVIEW

Aromatically dense yet elegant, this wine continuously evolves, with hints of baking spices, black tea, and summer pollen. The palate is soft yet full bodied and not lacking in tension, showing notes of vibrant cherry. Be patient with this wine. It will continue to soften and open its delicate nuances with time.

HARVEST OVERVIEW

The 2017 vintage is one of the most well-balanced of the last five years, with excellent quality of flavor and acidity levels, and yields bearing higher than normal in all varieties. Fruitfulness caused some problems early on from large berries on full clusters, which led to a bit of uneven ripening. Early season powdery mildew, due to a wet spring, led to in-field sorting early in the growing season. By harvest, blocks were in pristine condition. Ideal fall temperatures allowed us to pick based on flavor development.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
13.7

California Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.

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