Chemistry by Chehalem "Fig.'10" Willamette Valley White Wine

SKU #1057859

A multi-vintage white blend for everyday drinking from one of our favorite Pacific Northwest wineries. This release of Chemistry is based on the 2010 vintage, with reserve cuvees from 1999, 2007 and 2009, and it contains 53% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Gris, 16% Pinot Blanc, 6% Riesling and 5% Gewürztraminer. Fermented in 61% stainless and 39% neutral French oak. Don't let the varietals in this wine fool you--this is a dry, racy white with fantastic texture from it's time in neutral oak. Apricot, ,citrus blossom, lemon peel, green apple and spice aromas carry from the nose to the palate of this refreshing, affordable beauty. Try it with a grill-roasted chicken, risostto with the season's first Chanterelles or on its own under the stars.

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/29/2011 | Send Email
A white blend is about 50% Chardonnay and 50% Aromatic varietals. Aged in both old wood and stainless steel. It is dry and crisp. It has nice mouth feel. It has spice an nuance. It is also a deal. A great everyday white.

Staff Image By: Chiara Shannon | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/7/2011 | Send Email
The new release of Chehalem's non-vintage Chemistry white blend shows aromas of baked tropical and citrus fruits and exotic spice. It is a fruit-forward wine, medium-bodied and round, but well-framed by acidity. This release seems a bit drier and fresher than in the past, attributed to higher acidity and the quality of the 2010 vintage which forms the base of the cuvee. It's a versatile food wine, and will pair well with spicier and more exotic dishes.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5