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Chehalem Chardonnay Willamette Valley Ian's Reserve 2015

Member Review by vin0vin0:

About as perfectly balanced chardonnay as you can get. Hints of oak, butter, lemon, butterscotch, grapefruit, subtle alcohol (13.5%), nice acidity and a great finish. Wife says a little too creamy but I love it.

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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 Willamette Valley Ian's Reserve

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,054
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/30/2012

About as perfectly balanced chardonnay as you can get. Hints of oak, butter, lemon, butterscotch, grapefruit, subtle alcohol (13.5%), nice acidity and a great finish. Wife says a little too creamy but I love it.


Snooth User: anchca
2400701,635
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/22/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: Michael at MAX
162603173
2.50 5
Vintage: 1999 01/04/2011

Paid $120.00 eight years ago Opened 20/12/2010 1999 Chehalem Ian’s reserve Chardonnay Glowing golden-honey yellow Nose: Aromas of butter with strong hints of oak in the background. Very Full-bodied palate with well-integrated vanilla oak leading the way, Spice fading in and out on the back plate. Acidity has taken a back seat, doing its job holding the wine in place. This is a big full flavored Chardonnay at 11 years of age I think I have got it at its best. But it is still got some time to travel where it will go I don’t know, its my last bottle so im buggered.



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