Here, have a cigar! We just had twins, one year apart. The 2015 vintage was slightly different in early growing season timing from 2014, but the final effect was the same, with big heat, big crop and big expectations. The acids are down, the alcohols are hovering around 14%, and the work we did to minimize over-extraction resulted in more elegant wines than a hot vintage deserves. Similar to 2014, the fruit was impeccably clean and devoid of disease, with only a little sunburn being tossed from the sorting conveyor. Whites again look fully ripe, texturally rich, and yet balanced. With the recent extremes of two very cool vintages in 2010 and 2011, followed by four progressively warmer vintages into record territory really never seen before, we have had to be skillful at adaptation and thankful for living in a "cool" climate. We'll just have to learn to count higher-more heat, more fruit, more, more!
Product Information Specifications for 2015 CHEHALEM Three Vineyard Rose' of Pinot Noir Below: