Here is a solid, Oregon style Pinot Gris, with lots of rich, ripe pear and apple-flavored fruit. There is a sweet butterscotch tilt to the back end, making for an unusually rich, almost tropical finish. Best Buy. Pinot Gris is one of the wines for which we are best known. We make it in a style as close to Alsace as possible, working to get weight on the palate, while retaining fruit flavors and acidity, harvested ripe to give full, viscous wines with light spice flavors and long finishes. We consider Pinot gris the perfect, universal food wine. In an increasingly popular style, this bright, stainless steel fermented Pinot gris combines Corral Creek, and Ridgecrest, and Stoller Vineyards fruit.
Very similar to 2000 Willamette Valley Pinot gris, with white, honeyed citrus flavors, approaching lemon custard. There is a bright, stark mineral/wet stone/flint impression on the palate, with an uplifted finish that punctuates the beeswax, maple syrup richness with a talc or lime purity. A big wine that is still pretty.Chehalem traces its history back to vineyard operations started by Harry and Judy Peterson-Nedry in 1980, at Ridgecrest Vineyard on Ribbon Ridge Road, northwest of Newberg, Oregon. For years, grapes were sold to others while experimentation proceeded. Chehalem's first release was its 1990 Ridgecrest Pinot Noir.Bill and Cathy Stoller joined the Peterson-Nedrys in the winery in 1993. Subsequently they began Stoller Vineyards--a new, densely planted vineyard on Stoller family farmlands at the tip of the Dundee Hills.Corral Creek, adjacent to the Chehalem winery facility, was purchased by the Peterson-Nedrys and limited partners in 1995.The original Ridgecrest, Stoller, and Corral Creek vineyards are Chehalem's three estate vineyards.
Bottle Size: .750