1997 Chehalem Rion Reserve Pinot Noir
The 1997 vintage is equivalent in quality to 1996, with a firmer tannin and acid structure, which bodes well for aging, and equivalently tightly wound flavors on the palate. As is normal for a wine from Ridgecrest Vineyards fruit, there is great ageability here and, accordingly, a need for a year or so more in bottle to show at its best. From 100% Ridgecrest fruit and aged 13 months before bottling unfiltered in January, this wine projects exceptionally well the delicacy and fine tannin of 1997.C...
Vintage ChartRating for United States-Oregon: 87 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>