61 Ratings
Chehalem Pinot Noir 3 Vineyard

Wine Details


Pinot Noir



Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Our 2011 3 Vineyard Pinot begins with perfect garnet color, as your nose is immediately met with elegant cherry, black cane fruit, and beautiful floral aromatics (at the intensity of a florist shop or big orange stamens). The palate shows low to moderate tannins, silk nap, a nice bitter accent on finish, and age-worthy acid. Warm a sip on the tongue - you peel layers of pie cherry, chocolate, sage, mint, rose petal, juicy summer strawberries, slight toast, and vanilla. Truly elegant, and a very appropriate representation of 2011 intensity and balance.

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    I am not a Pinot fan but this wine could convert me. Smooth, smoky eith fruit. Well balanced. Delicious

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Reminding of its mate above in its varietal precision, but slightly less well-filled, this one is nonetheless a nicely fruited, somewhat tangy but enjoyable offering. It too will make a fine accompani-ment to the fleshier fishes or light meats but wants dishes made with a finer hand than its sibling.