2017 PINOT NOIR
LONG TIME LISTENER, FIRST TIME CALLER
VINEYARD | RIDGECREST
CLONES | POMMARD, WÄDENSWIL
APPELLATION | RIBBON RIDGE
WINEMAKER | KATIE SANTORA
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
BOTTLING | MARCH 2019
ALCOHOL | 13.5%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 caseS
There’s a certain pride you get when you work with a vineyard through seven harvests. After years of hard work and dedication, it’s fitting that Katie Santora took the reigns as head winemaker at Chehalem. “Long Time Listener, First Time Caller” showcases Katie’s exceptional understanding of our vineyard sites and winemaking style. Composed of some of Ridgecrest’s oldest plantings, this cuvée was aged in 100% new oak for 18 months. Big, bold and concentrated, this wine has depth to the palate with bright aromatics that unfold as the wine opens. Built to age, this wine will continue to evolve over time.
You learn a lot about wine when you’ve been making it since 1990. This unparalleled experience allows us to make classic Oregon wines—wines we’re proud to share. With three unique estate vineyards planted in three distinct designated winegrowing regions of the Willamette Valley AVA, our rich history of innovation, sustainability and exceptional-quality wines is undeniable. A staple of the Downtown Newberg wine scene, our tasting room is open seven days a week. Old school winemaking, Oregon style!