2005 Chehalem Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Wine Category: Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris (Other than Italy)
Grape blend: Pinot Gris
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 2,186
KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)
Review date: November 23, 2006
Wine Review: This wine has a very fragrant bouquet that has a hint of anise to it. On the palate, the wine is nicely balanced, quite refreshing, and tastes delightful. The wine finishes slightly dry and there is a touch of anise here as well. It was a nice complement to our Thanksgiving turkey based meal. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Brilliantly bright with pale chartreuse hue. Ginger, melon, white blossom, and talc aromatics, with suggestions of tart green apples and hard pears. Flavors extend from the aromas, with additional juicy apricot breadth and richness. Great balance with the best acid structure seen in many years and capable of aging for many years. As good as we've ever done, with perfect ripeness, cool vintage acidity, and a yield as little as 1.0 tons per acre. Ouch for us, kisses for you.
Organic status: not organic
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