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1999 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8015854 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
LuckyTas… 3 $35 $105
3 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8015854 3 $35 Dec 5, 2021
I8014594 1 $35 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

90Wine Spectator

Ripe in flavor and elegant in structure, with pretty blackberry and cherry character, shaded with dusky spice and pepper notes. Fine tannins on the finish are not obtrusive.

PRODUCER

Chehalem

The story of Chehalem is rooted in a deep and abiding reverence for the land. From the vineyards they nurture and harvest to the wine they blend and age – every step is handled with respect for the fruit and an unwavering standard of sustainable practices. Chehalem is a vineyard winery. Chehalem wines reflect what the vineyard has produced, purely, with minimal processing and without compromising great fruit. A staple of the Downtown Newberg wine scene, the Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Old school winemaking, Oregon style!

REGION

United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.