Wine Books and DVDsWine Gifts & Wine Accessories

2013 Chehalem Chardonnay "Ian's Reserve"

Winery: Chehalem

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ian's Reserve"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Willamette Valley

State or country: OR

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: July 8, 2015

Wine Review: This white gold colored Chardonnay from Oregon is a winner! It opens with pleasant green apple bouquet with a hint of ginger. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth as silk. The flavor profile is a tasty mild mineral infused green apple and Bosc Pear with a hint of ginger ale, mild butter and gentle oak in the end. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Chard is one of the top Chard's to come out of Oregon. This vintage is one of the best I can remember. I would pair it with grilled trout fillets with a crunchy pine nut lemon topping. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Not Available

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Chehalem 2013 Ian's Reserve Chardonnay.

Bookmark and Share

Subscribers: Have you tried this wine? Rate it.

(Not a subscriber? Sign up.)

E-mail address:

Rate this wine:

  • Unbelievable (100-98) (Perfect or just about)
  • Excellent (97-94) (Wine just blows you away. Just makes you yearn for more.)
  • Very Good Plus (93-90) (Wine to impress someone, but not blow them away.)
  • Very Good (89-87) (Has character, is well balanced, & distinctive.)
  • Good (86-84) (Drinkable, ordinary, & non-distinctive)
  • Did Not Like (Not recommended &/or poor)
Your comments on this wine:

Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach.

Source: Spanish saying

View Definition & Glossary

Ken's Wine Guide
RSS Feed

Add to Google

Red Wine Reviews & Ratings | White Wine Reviews & Ratings | Blog | Subscribe Here For E-Newsletters | Ken's Wine Reviews & Ratings
Advertising | Contact Us | Site Map | Disclaimer