Here is the earthiest, most complex of Chehalem's 2007 single vineyard Pinot Noirs. Wild berry fruit, forest floor aromas, sweet baking spices and a streak of black tea give the Corral Creek extra flavor interest. Overall it's much lighter than the 2006, but in many respects more detailed.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.