Estate & WineRx Club Fall Allocation
Our Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Chef Bex, has created the perfect pairing of the 2020 Club Exclusive Pinot Noir with a recipe that elevates a kitchen staple with a delicious and flavorful brine.
About the 2020 Club Exclusive Pinot Noir
This wine gives us the opportunity to share a small, rare blend with our Chehalem family. This Cuvée in particular is special because it is the first time we have blended two of our estate vineyards, Ridgecrest (58%) and Stoller (42%,) together. The natural aspects that make each site special and different are what ended up complementing and accentuating each other. Ridgecrest is planted on marine sedimentary soil and typically shows a bigger back bone with earthy and fispice notes. Something about Ridgecrest feels like it demands confidence and attention, whereas Stoller, which is planted on Jory soil, is softer and fruitier. I feel the Stoller fruit adds the whimsical character that harmonizes the wine.
Personally, I think this Pinot would pair perfectly sitting on a porch at a cabin on a river, listening to Beyoncé, but that’s just me. No need to cellar this bottle, I recommend drinking it now.
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Cheers To Ten Years At Chehalem, Katie Santora!
Come along as we take a trip down memory lane with Winemaker, Katie Santora, as she reflects on the past ten years at Chehalem. From Assistant to Head Winemaker, Katie has seen Chehalem grow and develop into a love letter to the Chehalem Mountains.