From Parrett Mountain to the south, and running northwest across Bald Peak and Ribbon Ridge, the Chehalem Mountains were formed by uplifted sedimentary seabeds, lava flows, and wind-blown silt to create the highest elevations and most diverse soils in wine country. These distinctions make our winegrowing region famous for rich, elegant and complex wines including benchmark Pinot Noir.
The 2015 Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir from Second Growth opens up with a nose of black fruits, spice and late summer strawberries. Following are flavors of blackberry and black cherry, seemingly wrapped in a hug of silk and velvet. Pair with duck, smoked salmon or lamb.
Sleek and supple, with persistent cherry and spiced cinnamon notes that build firmness and tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2021. 330 cases made. –TF
90 Points ~ Wine Spectator