Avalon Wine's Northwest Wine Shop

Chehalem Chardonnay Ian's Reserve 03

$26.05 - Case price
(any 12 or more bottles)

Price: $28.95

Chehalem Chardonnay Ian's Reserve 03: Chehalem's best Chardonnay, named for the owner's son, the wine sees oak and hand crafting that make it complex and multidimensional. Layers of white peach, hints of tropical fruit, and a very rich but balanced finish.

Not currently available to order.
May be out of stock or sold out.
Inquire at 541-752-7418 or

Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:

From the winery:

"Entirely Dijon clone, this is our attempt to make a fine white Burgundy, complete with richness, balance and great acid structure for aging. Named for Ian Peterson-Nedry who died on the first day of harvest for Dijon clones from our vineyards in 1996, it is our best white and, with vine age, may be one of the best chardonnays you’ve tasted. The Wine Advocate annually calls Ian's Reserve "certainly one of the finest Oregon Chardonnays I have tasted to-date."

"Full-on big and complex chardonnay with the sophistication of Dijon fruit, we have succeeded in picking fully ripe, but with good balance of acidity, and vinifying with restrained but discernible French oak. It is similar to the 1998, probably due to roundness, ripeness and decent alcohol. It resembles Corton to my palate and should reward those appreciating rich, lemon aspects, size, ageability and a balanced complexity."

Northwest Palate, March/April 2004: "Recommended. Apple, toast and light pear in the nose. Sweet caramel flavors balanced by apple and pear notes, with light spiced oak in the finish. Rich with a note of cinnamon spice. Serve with lobster bisque."