Chehalem 2014 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir

Chehalem 2014 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir | 91 POINTS

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The 2014 Chehelam Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir is estate-grown and bottled from the oldest vines on Ribbon Ridge. This powerful vintage show elegance and balance, emphasizing complex and beautiful elements such as red and black fruit aromas, mineral, black cherry, earth, baking spices, cassis, bramble, cola, leather, and tobacco. Balance and structure emphasize light, fine tannin, bright acidity, excellent balance, nice length. A great ager, but is showing well out of the chute.

Varietal Composition: 100 percent Pinot Noir
Appellation: Ribbon Ridge AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Aging: 11 months in French oak, 47 percent new, 42 percent 1-year old

The vineyard is LIVE certified for sustainable farming practices

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"Light-footed, corralling savory blackberry and licorice flavors into a fine line, with peppery tannins underlying the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. 460 cases made." -HS, 2016

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Flavors roll from cranberry to sweet red cherry in a red-fruit riot. It was aged in 52% new and 24% one-year-old oak [sic], but it's unobtrusive and not especially toasty. The barrel time has begun to smooth out any bumps and rough edges, though a touch of phenolic bite remains. Drink from 2018 to 2022." -PG, 8/1/17

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