2003 Chehalem Pinot Noir 3 Vineyard0 Ratings
2003 Chehalem Pinot Noir 3 Vineyard
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesWith its exaggerated ripeness, as shown by its remarkable 15.5% alcohol level, played off against somewhat narrow, direct fruit, this bottling seems to be going in two directions at one and the same time, and it never quite gets its disparate pieces in full and comfortable alignment. Still, there are things to build on here, and a bit of patience could reward.
International Wine CellarDark red. Deeply pitched sweet aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and mocha. Fat and round on the palate, with the boysenberry note to the fore. Quite direct and fruit-driven, finishing with a plump, supple texture.
Vintage ChartRating for United States-Oregon: 88 (slightly better than average year)
Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now