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Chehalem Chardonnay Inox United States North Willamette Valley North Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2007

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"A platinum, brilliant wine that immediately shares a profusion offloral aromas and bright fruit, especially pear, green apple, honeydewmelon, tangerine, peach, apricot, Meyer lemon, and even kiwi andpineapple. Spice and other aromatic accents include confectionerssugar, vanilla bean, and ginger, as well as the "Juicy Fruit" gumaromatic that is a marker for Dijon-clone Chardonnay fruit. There is aknife-edged brightness and minerality due to incredibly snappy acidity,making it tartly succulent and mouthwatering. Although high in acid,low in alcohol (13.4%), and bone dry (at less than .25% sugar), thishas great weight and near-perfect balance."Winemaker's Comments"INOX takes its name from the abbreviation of the French word for stainless steel, inoxydable.The wine was created differently from most Chardonnay you've had. Wethink we've succeeded in expressing the crisp, steely, and fruit-richside that we love about some Old-World Chardonnays. What makes thispossible is the use of exclusively Dijon clones, exceptionally wellsuited to Oregon's cool climate and exhibiting a richness that does notdepend on oak. Entirely tank fermented, without malolactic fermentationor lees contact, INOX screams of the hallmarks of a coolclimate-brightness, pinpoint fruit, and explosive aromas and flavors.We intend INOX for a full range of use, from hot weather chilling toelegant dinner complements."Winery Notes

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Chehalem:
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions o... Read more
CHEHALEM Winery is known for Pinot Noir, but also equivalently for white wines. And we’re proud of that, speaking eloquently to the first half of a meal as well as the last half. Over half of production is white, ranging from Riesling, our passion in several styles, to ground-swelling new Oregon Chardonnay, Pinot Gris which we do exceptionally well, and to exciting smaller productions of Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Blanc— everything grown sustainably on our three estate vineyards: Ridgecrest, Stoller and Corral Creek.  The climate and our winemaking style reveal wines that emphasize balance, elegance and texture rather than power and size. This openness allows the vintage and three terroirs on which we sustainably farm in the Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills and Chehalem Mountains to express themselves, not with words but with wines of startling distinction. Mature vineyards, mature winemaking, consistently great wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Chehalem Chardonnay Inox United States North Willamette Valley North Willamette Valley Chardonnay

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Snooth User: shanwich55
462618132
4.00 5
05/26/2010

Cotton candy, omg delicious cotton candy.


Snooth User: gianna30
68083084
3.50 5
08/17/2011

Three and a half glasses



"A platinum, brilliant wine that immediately shares a profusion offloral aromas and bright fruit, especially pear, green apple, honeydewmelon, tangerine, peach, apricot, Meyer lemon, and even kiwi andpineapple. Spice and other aromatic accents include confectionerssugar, vanilla bean, and ginger, as well as the "Juicy Fruit" gumaromatic that is a marker for Dijon-clone Chardonnay fruit. There is aknife-edged brightness and minerality due to incredibly snappy acidity,making it tartly succulent and mouthwatering. Although high in acid,low in alcohol (13.4%), and bone dry (at less than .25% sugar), thishas great weight and near-perfect balance."Winemaker's Comments"INOX takes its name from the abbreviation of the French word for stainless steel, inoxydable.The wine was created differently from most Chardonnay you've had. Wethink we've succeeded in expressing the crisp, steely, and fruit-richside that we love about some Old-World Chardonnays. What makes thispossible is the use of exclusively Dijon clones, exceptionally wellsuited to Oregon's cool climate and exhibiting a richness that does notdepend on oak. Entirely tank fermented, without malolactic fermentationor lees contact, INOX screams of the hallmarks of a coolclimate-brightness, pinpoint fruit, and explosive aromas and flavors.We intend INOX for a full range of use, from hot weather chilling toelegant dinner complements."Winery Notes

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