Chestnut Hill is the winery's highest-elevation vineyard, and in a fine vintage such as this, it merits reserve-level treatment. It would be wonderful if more Oregon wineries made Pinot Gris of this caliber, and could sell it at an approachable price, but it's a tough category. Latch onto this rich and concentrated gem if you can; it's a gorgeous mix of apple, pear, chalk and lightly toasted almonds.
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.