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2017 Failla Chehalem Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir

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April 9, 2023 - $36



94Jeb Dunnuck

...prettier and more elegant, with a beautiful perfume of strawberries, blueberries, violets, and smoky forest floor. It’s balanced and medium-bodied, with silky tannins and, again, a beautiful sense of elegance.

93James Suckling

Impressive, fragrant, spice and flower aromas with wild herbs and some gently meaty and spicy complexity. The palate has a thread of strawberry and red-cherry flavors with a smoothly savory and grainy twist of assertive tannin at the finish.

91Wine Enthusiast

Brambly flavors of wild berries and Bing cherry spread out across a broad midpalate, adding a seam of root beer as it winds down through the finish.

90Vinous / IWC

Blueberry, lavender, licorice and savory herbs all develop with time in the glass.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains

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.


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.