2014 Chehalem Three Vineyard Willanette Valley Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 6,625 cases, $32, screwcap. Winemaker Wynne Peterson- Nedry notes, “In Oregon, the bar has been raised to demand this be our calling card for the Willamette Valley and the vintage. A proud introduction before the more pampered wines are later released.” Primarily Corral Creek and Ridgecrest vineyards with a small amount of Stoller Vineyard. Aged in a small amount of new French oak barrels. · Moderately light cherry red color in the glass. The aromas gain traction over time in the glass, offering scents of cherry, raspberry and herb garden. Light in weight, with flavors of black cherry, dark red berry and savory herbs framed by integrated tannins. Some noticeable length and intensity on the finish. Score: 89. Reviewed August 29, 2016

Winery: Chehalem Winery
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