Lot 627 | 2016 Chehalem Mountains

Pinot Noir

Gold Medal, 2018 Denver Int'l Wine Competition; Our first ever release from the Chehalem Mountains in the Willamette Valley.

$19.00

(57 Reviews)

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$19.00
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Lot 627 2016 Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

Lot 627 | 2016 Chehalem Mountains

Pinot Noir

$19.00

(57 Reviews)

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Wine Details

Opens on the nose with high-toned cranberry and tart cherry notes, but with plenty of air the full spectrum of fruit takes wing. Dark cherry, black fruits, earth, and coffee are interwoven into a robe of blackberry and raspberry jams, cherry pie compote, and light lavender. I can’t wait to see this panoply of flavors evolve - decanting is definitely recommended in the near-term. Age another 10+ years in your cellar.

  • Vintage
  • 2016
  • Appellation
  • Chehalem Mountains
  • Grape
  • Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.5%
  • Cases Produced
  • 960
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2025
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Located about an hour southwest of Portland, the Chehalem Mountains are home to the highest point in the Willamette Valley. Like the Dundee Hills, the Chehalem Mountains are a bit of a geographic miracle, with uplifted sea beds poking out of the valley floor like islands. Lot 627 comes from one of the iconic producers in the Ribbon Ridge area of Chehalem Mountains, where fellow producers Bergstrom, Archery Summit, and Adelsheim cluster along the rolling hilltops.

An outstanding vintage for Willamette winemakers, 2016 featured perfect growing conditions that set the stage for bright, expressive wines with terrific aromatic lift and ripe-yet-elegant tannins. Lot 627 features all estate fruit from south-facing hillside vineyards renowned for producing wines of excellent complexity and structure. With a few consecutive years of bountiful harvests, the winery had a bit of extra wine on their hands, and I was happy to pounce on the deal.

Reviews

57 Reviews Total

Randy

Verified Purchase

I really liked this Pino. A typical Cameron Hughes value. This is one of those that you can use to upgrade your everyday, go to bottle. Also, totally agree with what the other reviews say. This needs to open up before it reveals its true character. Give it an hour and you won't be let down.

Doug

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We got our first shipment of wine and this was the first bottle we tried. We were pleasantly surprised at the value and quality of the wine. We agree with previous reviews that this is a full bodied wine that deserves some time to rest before drinking. With that said, we feel that it is far superior to other Pinot's in the same price range....and we just got back from Napa Valley!!

John

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This is a full body Pinot that will surprise many. It's more complex with a big finish. To enjoy it fully, suggest decanting for an hour or two. It can hang with other big reds in my opinion, and is a great value. An excellent go-to wine - delicious!

Jim

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I call this a big Pinot. Definitely decant as it seems to need need a bit of open breathing to really enjoy the depth of the plum and cherry. Nicely balanced with a soft but lingering tannin finish. It’s a great deal at this $19 price point.

Bryan

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This is one of my favorite pinots. So smooth, so delicious. We let it open it up for an hour or so and it just kept getting better as the night went on.

Donald

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Excellent, full bodied Pinot. Complexity increases with time, so open and wait expectantly. Great value, as usual.

MadMike

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Ist day after decant very tight . Second day still a ball of complex character holding tight. It had a heavy wood overtone. I wasn't going to give up. You could feel it was there, just wouldn't let loose. Third day was the charm. (I don't think I have ever waited 3 days for a wine to open!) Very smooth with dark fruit and with a nice chocolate finish. Was worth the wait. This will cellar well.

Sandra

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Sooooooo damn smooth you forget how many glasses you have had.

Crisp_Tobin

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All aboard the 2016 express! It's not only on the right track - it's off the rails. A great price for what yo get, but make sure to decant this nice Pinot. Balance of fruit is perfect and I can see this aging well. This Little Engine not only "could," but "can." We are on board bigttime and intend to order more before it leaves the station for good.

Linda

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This is a lovely wine. Let it breathe then enjoy with anything! Smooth and tasty. The best Pinot I think CH has!