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2013 Ian's Reserve Chardonnay

91 Wine Advocate, April 29, 2016, Neal Martin
The 2013 Chardonnay Stoller Vineyard Ian's Reserve, which comes from the Stoller and Corral Creek Vineyards, was picked at 1.6-2.8 tons per acre and is matured in 31% new French oak for 11 months. It has a well-defined bouquet with dried honey, white peach and subtle nutmeg scents that gain intensity with aeration. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry: crisp acidity here, nicely integrated oak with a finish that flows nicely. Give it just another few months to fully subsume that new oak because this is one of the best releases from the estate.

2012 Ian's Reserve Chardonnay

Gold Medal Great Northwest Wine, Great Northwest Wine Competition, March 25, 2015, Andy Perdue

92 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
Light and fresh, with lemon-accented apple and pear flavors, picking up a creamy note as the finish lingers easily.

#32 The Seattle Times, The Seattle Times’ 50 best wines of 2015, Andy Perdue
Owner Harry Peterson-Nedry honors his late son with this superb chardonnay made by Ian’s sister, Wynne, who took over as head winemaker with this vintage.

2014 INOX Chardonnay

91 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015, Paul Gregutt
The fruit shines brightly in this all-stainless cuvée. Ripe golden apples are at the core, with hints of peach and papaya. It’s a lovely, forward, ready-to-drink style that brings extra concentration and detail that is all too rare in unoaked Chardonnays.

2014 Gruner Veltliner

91 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt

2014 Stoller Vineyards Pinot Blanc

91 Wine & Spirits, September 1, 2015, Patrick Comiskey
This youthful, brisk pinot blanc exudes freshness from the first whiff, with a lemon-zest vigor. The flavors are bright, the texture slatey; it’s a mineral-driven white for lemon chicken. (264 cases)

2013 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Gris

91 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Light and refreshing, with pretty pear and floral flavors on a soft texture, lingering with precision. The finish lingers. Drink now through 2022. 190 cases made.

2012 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Gris

92 Wine & Spirits, August 1, 2014, Patrick Comiskey
Round and ripe, this generous white leads with scents of sourdough and lemon pith. The flavors are racy and bright, extending into a savory, whey-like richness, like ribolla gialla, the flavors long. For roast clams.

2014 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris

92 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt

2012 Wind Ridge Block Riesling

91 Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2013, Paul Gregutt
This block selection shows a delicate, elegant touch in this vintage, opening with pretty floral accents and continuing with light but compelling flavors of citrus and honeysuckle. There is a well-tuned bitter streak, presumably from some skin contact, and a refreshing minerality throughout.

2014 SEXT Riesling

90 Wine & Spirits, September 1, 2015, Patrick Comiskey
Sext is Chehalem’s semi-dry, semi-sparkling riesling from its flagship vineyard, Ridgecrest, in Ribbon Ridge. You can barely register the effervescence in the glass, though you’ll certainly recognize the zest and lift those bubbles bring. It’s a brisk, high-toned, lime-scented white with a tangerine finish. (243 cases)

2014 3 Vineyard Riesling

92 Wine Spectator (Insider), November 25, 2015, Harvey Steiman
Lithe and sleek, with a lightly sweet balance to the ripe pear and floral flavors, picking up mineral and apricot notes as the finish lingers against lively acidity. Drink now through 2020.

92 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2015, Paul Gregutt
This is a terrific vintage for this blend, helped by the decision to bump up the alcohol and reduce the residual sugar, now down to 16g/L. Though off dry, this retains a spine of steely acid, highlighting the bright and spicy lemon curd, orange peel and pink grapefruit flavors. It will be delicious with pork roasts or simply sipped with mild cheeses.

2008 STATEMENT Pinot Noir

94 Wine Advocate, October 31, 2010, Jay Miller
The yet to be released 2008 Pinot Noir Statement Ridgecrest Vineyard is performing at another level. Darker, denser, richer, and opulent, this beautifully balanced, mouth-filling Pinot is one of the stars of a great vintage. It should effortlessly see its 20th birthday.

2013 Reserve Pinot Noir

92 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Bright, crisp, tangy and appealing, showing transparency and vibrant raspberry and strawberry flavors, layered with hints of mint and thyme blossom. Finishes with vivid presence. Drink now through 2021. 430 cases made.

91 Wine Advocate, April 29, 2016, Neal Martin
The 2013 Pinot Noir Ridgecrest Vineyards Reserve was cropped between October 6 and 10 and matured in 55% new oak. It has a pure bouquet of black cherries and raspberry preserve that is deftly integrated with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet, slightly chewy tannin and buoyant red berry fruit with quite a Burgundy-like finish (think something along the lines of Auxey-Duresses). Very fine.

2012 Reserve Pinot Noir

92 Wine Spectator, January 15, 2015, Harvey Steiman
A smoky, peppery, tight style that lets the blueberry and plum flavors peek through the veil of tannins and gain speed on the long, vivid finish. Features racy intensity.

91 Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2014, Paul Gregutt
Dark, tart, laced with licorice, earth and tar, this is a standout among the winery’s 2012 Pinots. Black cherry and cassis fruit anchors a substantial, mouthfilling, and quite tannic wine, with medium-term aging potential. Drink now through 2020.

93 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
Brilliant red. Powerful, focused cherry and black raspberry scents are complemented by suggestions of cola and smoky Indian spices. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering bitter cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a sweetening hint of vanilla. Closes chewy and very long, with building spiciness, fine-grained tannins and a whiplash of sweet floral pastilles.

2013 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir

92 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
Bright and lively, polished in texture and light-footed, with currant and plum flavors on a sleek frame, lingering effortlessly. Drink now through 2023

2014 Stoller Vineyards Pinot Noir

90 Wine Advocate, April 29, 2016, Neal Martin
The 2014 Pinot Noir Stoller Vineyards, matured for 11 months in barrel, has a pure dark cherry and pomegranate-scented bouquet. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, bright cassis and blackberry fruit with a focused, harmonious finish that conveys good weight and length. This is very fine and it should offer several years of pleasure.

2013 Stoller Vineyards Pinot Noir

91 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
Deep red. Intense, spice-laced blackberry and cherry scents are complemented by blood orange and sassafras. Sappy and incisive on the palate, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that pick up a smoky element with aeration. Packs solid punch but comes off as lithe and nervy, finishes with very good spicy persistence. Smooth tannins come in late to contribute shape and grip.

2014 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir

91 Wine Advocate, April 29, 2016, Neal Martin
The 2014 Pinot Noir Corral Creek Vineyards spent 11 months in barrel with a single racking (55% new wood). It has a ripe, dark cherry, bilberry and wilted violet petal bouquet that opens nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, a little woody at the moment, but there is sufficient fruit in the background to absorb the oak. It is fresh, succulent and there is a pleasing saline finish. This is recommended.

90 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Lean, focused, precise and expressive, with smoky, lime-accented apple and floral flavors, gliding into a long and crisp finish. Drink now through 2020. 170 cases made.

2013 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir

90 Wine & Spirits, September 1, 2015, Patrick Comiskey
Corral Creek was planted by the Howiesons of Veritas, a winery Chehalem purchased in 1995. Its Laurelwood soils have always provided dark red fruit that has a pleasing, anise-scented spiciness. The flavors are held in suspension by an almost amaro-like bitter note, tensing up the finish for pasta tossed with cinnamon cap mushrooms. (244 cases)

2013 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir

91 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Light and sleek, open-textured and appealing, with delicate plum and guava flavors, riding on a glassy frame into a vivid finish. Drink now through 2023. 7,580 cases made.

2012 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir

91 Wine Spectator, January 15, 2015, Harvey Steiman
The aromas are ripe and rich, offering plum, currant and roasted potato notes as the flavors come together and finish with precision against firm tannins.

2014 Gamay Noir

90 Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt
Bursting with fresh, bright scents and flavors of strawberries, raspberries and huckleberries, this juicy, polished and powerful wine is spring in a bottle. Lush and lively acids underscore the fruit and lead into a long, spicy finish.

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