2016 Chehalem Three Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., pH 3.49, TA 0.62, 3,974 cases, $30, screw cap. Released April 2018. 100% estategrown: 20% Corral Creek Vineyard, 12% Stoller Vineyard and 68% Ridgecrest Vineyard. Harvest Brix 21.3º-25.2º. 100% de-stemmed, 4-8 days premaceration, 14-20 days total fermentation. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 29% new, 29% 1-year-old and 49% neutral. Crossflow filtered. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of cherry, dusty rose and baking spices. Light to mid weight in extraction, with juicy flavors of red cherry and berry complimented by a deft touch of oak. The wine aims to please with easygoing tannins and an aromatic finish of note. Always a dependable value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Score: 91. Reviewed January 16, 2019

Winery: Chehalem Winery
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