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Defined by distinct geographical boundaries and a unique climate, Chehalem Mountains are Oregon’s 15th American Viticultural Area and the 6th subappellation of the Willamette Valley. Located in the northern part of the valley, approximately 19 miles southwest of Portland, the AVA spans portions of Clackamas, Yamhill and Washington counties. The Chehalem Mountains are distinguished by a single uplifted landmass with spurs, mountains and ridges such as Ribbon Ridge, Parrett Mountain and Bald Peak, which has a great effect on weather conditions in this growing region. The AVA spans 68,265 acres and includes more than 1,800 planted acres and 50 wineries. The AVA encompasses the Chehalem Mountains, which tower over the surrounding Willamette Valley and measure more than 20 miles in length and five miles in width. A diversity of soils is present, from the sedimentary soils near the southwest boundary to basaltic soils in the central and southern regions and ocean sedimentary (or loess) soils on the northern Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Alloro Vineyard Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains 2011

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    Intriguing cool fruit aromas of blueberry raspberry and black cherry with light cinnamon spice. Juicy and fruity up front and becoming more herbal in the mouth, showing nice red fruit and baking spice with excellent structure providing a good counterbalance with herbal notes and a nice tart finish.90 pts Read More

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  • Alloro Vineyard Riservata Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Oregon 2011

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    Intriguing cool fruit aromas of blueberry raspberry and black cherry with light cinnamon spice. Juicy and fruity up front and becoming more herbal in the mouth, showing nice red fruit and baking spice with excellent structure providing a good counterbalance with herbal notes and a nice tart finish.90 pts Read More

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  • Raptor Ridge Estate Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains 2012

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    Big bright sweet ripe cherries bursting through the nose with a touch of red licorice and floral notes of cherry blossom. Round and juicy on the palate and full of warm spice, this has a bit of a cooked jammy quality which is very pleasant and coats the mouth well, lingering for quite a while and continuing to impart creamy vanilla notes with br... Read More

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  • Arborbrook Vineyards Pinot Noir Origin 1866 Chehalem Mountains 2011

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    2011 vintage. Extremely enjoyable Chehalem Mtns. Oregon pinot. Cherry cola and black cherry on the nose. More of the cherry cola on the tongue with some cranberry and fresh rhubarb. There are fairly well resolved tannins, mouth watering acidity and a medium finish. Read More

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  • Anam Cara Pinot Noir Nicholas Chehalem Mountains 2011

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    Beautiful Chehalem Mtns. pinot. This just looks great in the glass, bright medium to light red with a slight bit of orange toward the edges. Not a lot of aromatics, but what is coming up is more on the dark fruit side, ripe black cherry, a hint of ripe banana and a touch of smoke. On the tongue is some red and but more black cherry, green tea, v... Read More

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  • Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserkers' Cuvee 2013

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    Extremely nice Chehalem pinot. Still very young with loads of bright red cherry, rhubarb, a touch of cola and some spiceness (not sure exactly what kind). There is a nice hit of acidity, the tannins are just a bit coarse but should round out nicely with some age. Read More

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  • Anam Cara Heather's Vineyard Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains 2012

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  • Anam Cara Cellars Mark VII Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Oregon 2012

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  • Anam Cara Cellars Nicholas Estate Pinot Noir 2012

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  • Anam Cara Pinot Noir Estate Reserve 2012

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