Chehalem (Chuh-hay-lum) is a local American Indian word best translated as "gentle land" or "valley of flowers," phrases that capture a long-standing, almost religious reverence for the land. We at Chehalem understand this reverence, for we consider ourselves a vineyard winery, dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced, with minimal processing, without compromising great fruit. Our vineyard sites are at once warm and ripening, yet austere and cruelly stingy with grapes. Grapes never lack for intensity. Visit the Chehalem website.
Chehalem Ridgecrest Pinot Noir 2012
Ridgecrest, as typically seen in a ripe vintage, shows deep black-purple garnet color, with a characteristic dusty blackberry, earth and tea leaf, black pepper, cocoa powder and baking spices on the nose. The palate has moderate tannin, and is very approachable now but will continue to develop and fill-out with ... more
Chehalem Stoller Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013
Stoller Vineyards is planted to jory soil, with a touch of Nekia, which are both red volcanic soil types. Jory is moderate to deep in soil depth and water retention, with moderate to rich fertility. A warm site, it is early ripening and, with dense plantings, requires irrigation. Wine characteristics ... more
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