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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.

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.

2015 Gruner Veltliner

90 Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2016, Paul Gregutt
This is dry, crisp and nicely detailed, with a persistent, clean and fresh mouthfeel. Notes of cucumber, salad greens and citrus, notably lime and grapefruit, are underscored with appealing minerality. This remains one of the highlights of Chehalem's expansive portfolio.

2014 Gruner Veltliner

91 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt
This is a delicious, tongue-tickling wine, crisp and solidly built with fresh fruit flavors of apple, lime and tangerine in abundance. Beyond that there is body and depth, with the fresh acidity that supports a great variety of lighter seafood, shellfish and poultry.

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.
–HS

2015 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris

91 Wine & Spirits, March 2, 2016, Patrick Comiskey
A youthful gris, this seems mostly about potential at present, with its lean, fresh lemon and lime scents and beguiling, zesty salinity that makes one think of seafood. It feels primary now; cellar a year, then serve ice cold with oysters.

2014 3 Vineyard Pinot Gris

90 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Fresh and vibrant, this harmonious white is appealing for its apple, pear, white peach and floral flavors that don't quit on the finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases made.

92 Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt
Lightly dusted with cinnamon and baking spices, this is apple pie in a glass. Along with the lovely apple-pastry richness come lighter suggestions of pear and peach. This immaculate and substantial effort should be consumed now through 2017.

2014 Corral Creek Vineyards Riesling

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.

2014 Wind Ridge Block Riesling

91 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, Harvey Steiman
Lean and tangy, with a lively balance to the pear, apricot and floral flavors, picking up steely mineral notes as the finish persists. This has the presence and depth to age. Drink now through 2021. 140 cases made.

2015 SEXT Riesling

90 Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt
Young and visibly spritzy, this appealing wine bursts forth with scents of lemon tea and orange blossoms, followed by flavors of orange soda, candied pineapple and stone fruits. It's round and fruity, definitely sweet, but kept lively with plenty of acid and that tongue-tickling spritz.

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)

2015 3 Vineyard Riesling

89 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
Lightly sweet, with a refreshing lilt to the Meyer lemon and meringue aromas and flavors, lingering effortlessly on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 450 cases made.

2014 3 Vineyard Riesling

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.

92 Wine Spectator, February 29, 2016, 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. 600 cases made.

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.
–HS

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.

90 Vinous, Josh Raynolds
Vivid red. Minerally and focused on the nose, displaying zesty aromas of red berries, orange zest and flowers and a suggestion of sassafras. Juicy and focused in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors that flesh out slowly with air. Clean, fresh and incisive on the finish, displaying subtle tannins and a touch of cherry pit.

2014 Ridgecrest Vineyards Pinot Noir

91 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
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.

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 Wind Ridge Block Pinot Noir

92 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
Dense, almost plush in texture, with blackberry, dark plum, floral and spice flavors competing for attention, lingering beautifully on the deft, polished finish. Best from 2018 through 2024. 345 cases made.

2013 Wind Ridge Block Pinot Noir

90 Wine Advocate, April 1, 2015, Neal Martin
From a parcel of vines with six interplanted clones, the 2013 Riesling Wind Ridge Block has an expressive, quite effervescent bouquet with orange blossom, beeswax and honeysuckle that is focused and pure. The palate is taut and fresh with citrus lemon coming through and fanning out effortlessly toward the finish. This is a stylish Riesling that represents fine value, perfect for summer days up until 2019, possibly longer.

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.
–HS

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.
–HS

88 Vinous, October 22, 2015, Josh Raynolds
Bright red. Lively and sharply focused on the nose and palate, offering zesty red fruit and peppery spice qualities and a hint of orange zest. Shows good energy and cut on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, slightly rigid tannins.

88 Wine Enthusiast, Paul Gregutt
This blend of the three estate vineyards is the first Pinot to be released from each vintage. Here it spent time in 22% oak, roughly half new. Cranberry, pomengranate, dried herbs and some gently earthy tannins combine in a tart, gulpable style.

2014 Gamay Noir

90 Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman
Bright and tangy, with juicy acidity and pretty plum and floral flavors, lingering easily and enticingly. Drink now through 2018. 220 cases made.

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.

88 Best Buy Wine & Spirits, August 1, 2016, Patrick Comiskey
A pleasant gamay from Chehalem’s oldest estate vineyard, this chillable red is tense and flinty when first poured; with some time in the glass, it coheres around charming, immediate scents of cherries, earth and autumn leaves. (217 cases)

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