2015 STATEMENT Pinot Noir
This was once again a hot year, yielding the largest crop we have grown at Chehalem. With this wine we decided to showcase the essence of the vintage. Aromatically, this wine is dense. Dark black-red cherries evolve into hints of herbal/tobacco leaf. The palate is big but playful. The tannins are complete from the front to back, but the texture is silky smooth. The acid brings out a red fruit juiciness that helps elongate the finish. Structurally, this wine has all the attricbutes to age for many years.