The nose is deep, earthy, with dark red fruit, mushrooms, and a touch of white pepper. The same depth of flavor shows on the palate. Deep bruised cherries and strawberries, mushrooms with a bit of black earth still clinging to them, and hints of white pepper and sage. The mid-palate and finish show a bit more tartness without losing the rich sense of depth and mouth-feel. Tannins are very soft. Drink with stuffed pork chops. Highly Recommended (92). DH

WHO: Chehalem
WHAT: Pinot Noir
DESIGNATION: Stoller Vineyards
WHERE: Oregon, Dundee Hills
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $39.99 (media sample)


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