Cerise is Chehalem's version of a Passetoutgrains—80% Gamay Noir, 20% Pinot Noir. Youthful, tasting of berries and spice, it hints at leafy herbs also. It's a picnic wine—tangy and light, with cherries and raspberries, and finished at just 12.7% alcohol.
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.