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2018 Dr. Edge Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

Oregon, USA

Wild, mineral charged micro-batch Oregon Pinot Noir from GT WINE Winemaker of the Year nominee, Peter Dredge.

$65.00

About

About The Wine

The Dr. Edge Oregon Pinot Noir project has been a long time in the making for Peter Dredge.

The idea was to replicate the same exploration of Pinot Noir that he has undertaken in Tasmania, but through the lens of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA.

There are three distinct expressions of the Pinot Noir grape from the 2018 vintage. The Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir comes from the Azana vineyard owned by Healy's uncle.

This wine shows immense power and athleticism, with raw mineral drive and a riotous perfume of cherries, strawberries and volcanic earth. It's smoky, it's seductive, it's pleasure in Pinot form. This is a phenomenal depiction of Pinot Noir that will continue to reveal further layers of itself for many years to come.

About Dr. Edge

Peter Dredge is Dr. Edge. He is one of the most intuitive and talented winemakers on the Apple Isle.

With a wealth of experience garnered at wineries such as Petaluma, he has revitalised the Meadowbank label and returned it to its place as one of the must-watch vineyards in Tasmania.

A nominee for the Young Gun of Wine Awards in 2017 for his work at Meadowbank, Dr. Edge is his passion project, a place where he can feel free to take risks and make Pinot Noir that truly excites him.

Winemaker Peter Dredge
Winemaker Peter Dredge
Derwent Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From The Producer

Cert. Organic & Biodynamic 50% Cab Mac - Volcanic Soil, Altitude, luscious. Single Vineyard.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.80%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Dr. Edge inspecting grapes
Derwent Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Chehalem Mountains. Such a good sounding place name. It’s in the northern tip of the Willamette Valley. Charismatic, and immediately appealing for its distinct personality. It’s ultra-mineral, a smoky pumice stone character, which, in a way, puts me in mind of Etna, though it’s not that, but has a kinship. Texture is a highlight, gentle drag of dusty tannin, set in glistening strawberry juiciness, fruity, yet bony, with cool acidity and heaps good smoky length. It’s a wine of verity, dry wit, and uncompromising volcanic personality. Or something like that." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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