Chelan Estate Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, Lake Chelan, $25

By on September 26, 2016

chelan-pinot-noirOne of the few places in Washington where Pinot Noir has the opportunity to be successful is along the shores of Lake Chelan. Thanks to the region’s somewhat higher elevation and the lake’s tempering effect, Pinot Noir has the ability to ripen slowly without a lot of sugar accumulation. This is a lovely example with delicate aromas of violet, red cherry and toffee, followed by flavors of ripe raspberry backed by a creamy midpalate and elegant tannins. This won gold and best of class at the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival wine competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 390 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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