Chehalem (Chuh-hay-lum) is a local Calapooia Indian word best translated as “gentle land” or “valley of flowers,” phrases that capture a long-standing, almost religious reverence for the land. “Our 2018 Pinot Noir showcases the diversity of soil types and microterroirs across the Chehalem Mountain AVA, creating depth and complexity in the wine. Aromatic notes of fresh blue and red fruits jump out of the glass, with subtle hints of brambly earth and spice lingering as you pull away. The palate is bright, showing fresh red fruits that are complemented by soft, silky tannins and a vibrant finish.” – winery. 100% Pinot Noir | 19% Estate fruit. Fermentation and elevage: Destemmed | 4-9 days cold maceration | fermented in open top stainless steel tanks 8-15 days | aged 10 months in barrel.