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2016 Chestnut Hill Vineyard Pinot noir

2016 Chestnut Hill Vineyard Pinot noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot noir
Appellation
Chehalem Mountains
Alcohol %
13.5
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$54.00
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SKU: 16CHPN6

92 points, James Suckling
"A fragrant edge to the nose here with a wealth of ripe red cherries and light, herbal nuances. The palate is quite succulent and has plenty of rich, dark-fruit flavors and delivers a fluid, long, dark-fruited finish. Drink now."

92 points, Josh Raynolds/ Vinous Media
"Deep, bright-hued red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, cola, vanilla and candied rose, along with a hint of allspice that emerges with aeration. Juicy, expansive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter with air and pick up a touch of smokiness. Shows a suave blend of richness and energy on a persistent finish that's framed by harmonious, fine-grained tannins. (made with de-stemmed fruit and raised in French oak barrels, 50% of them new)"

WINEMAKER'S NOTES:
An unusually warm spring kicked off another record early grape harvest for 2016.  Unlike 2015, which was equally early, 2016 had a much more moderate summer with fewer heat spikes than either 2014 or 2015.  A small heat spike during bloom lead to a smaller fruit set with smaller berries.  A slightly warmer than usual August shepherded the modest crop loads to full ripeness in record time.  As a result, the 2016 wines show stunning concentration and balance when compared to other warm vintages with similarly pristine, ripe fruit.  2016 marks the 3rd consecutive stellar vintage in the northern Willamette.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot noir
Appellation
Chehalem Mountains
Alcohol %
13.5