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At CHEV, we work hard to make delicious wines so you can slow down and savor life without distractions. Those magic moments when you gather ‘round the table or by the fire with great friends and family to eat, drink, and spark real connections. Just like we did in the good ‘ol days. And enhancing those good times is what drives and inspires us.



“We're serious about the craft of winemaking. And enjoying life to the fullest glass.”  



Our flagship wines for CHEV are our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which reign from the notable Russian River Valley, or “the Garden of Eden,” as our master craftsman Michael Browne calls it -  where everything grows well. Embodying Michael’s unparalleled style, expect enticing and approachable, detailed yet complex. With every season, we seek new regions to craft delicious wines that embody the place and the unique terroir of the area.

Our current release wines are the 2020 wines where we broadened our reach to the beautiful Santa Barbara County area.  We are thrilled to introduce a small production wine from the Santa Rita Hills. Most people consider Pinot Noir to be the signature grape of the Santa Rita Hills. Inspired by our passion for intense and elegant Pinot Noir, this wine is crafted with grapes from the Spear vineyard, located on the Eastern side, which sits above a majestic hilltop at around 750ft. This wine is a pure expression of this distinguished region - a wonderful accompaniment to our wines from the Russian River Valley.

The 2019 vintage was our first expansion to new sites with a small production CHEV Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley. Inspired by our passion for intense and elegant Pinot Noir, we ventured north to find a new color palette and tonal difference to work with. Feeling the change in energy and ready for a new challenge, this wine is a pure expression of the majesty of this region - a wonderful accompaniment to our wines from the Russian River Valley.

2020 CHEV Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

2020 Pinot Noir

Santa Rita Hills

Fermentation: 76% Stainless steel open tops | 14% concrete open tops | 10% wood open top tank

Time in barrel: 15 months | 40% new French oak | 29% once used French oak |31% twice used French oak

Nose: Inviting aromas of pomegranate, fresh tangerine juice and cranberry, entwined with black cardamom spice, violets, birch bark, and raw honeycomb.

Mouth: Lush flavors of red raspberry and rhubarb give way to an alluring, velvety mouthfeel. Ripe plum and dark cherry are seamlessly layered with faint notes of black tea, wrapped around soft, pillowy tannins. Vibrant, with pure concentration culminating in a memorable, lingering finish.

Recommended Drinking Age: Three to five years after release although will age gracefully over the next 10 years when properly cellared. Should you wish to enjoy sooner, we recommend decanting for two to three hours.

2020 CHEV Russian River Valley Chardonnay

2020 Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Fermentation: 12% Concrete Egg | 25% Concrete Amphora | 26% new French oak | 10% once filled French oak

Time in barrel: 15 months| 26% new French oak |10% Once used French oak | 37% Several times Used French Oak |27% Concrete Vessel

Nose: Delicate aromas of fresh lychee, orange blossom and juicy white peach, layered with shavings of limestone, white plum, and young buds of chrysanthemum flower.

Mouth: Rich notes of ripe Asian pear and honeysuckle, with subtle touches of white mulberry and chamomile tea. A luxurious texture and round mouthfeel balanced by lively minerality, and an intensely elegant finish.

Recommended Drinking Time: Ready to enjoy now, although will reach optimal expression in 1-3 years and cellar well over the next 5 years.

CHEV Russian River Pinot Noir 2019

2019 Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley

Fermentation: 75% Stainless steel open tops | 25% concrete open tops | 5% whole cluster

Time in barrel: 16 months | 44% new French oak | 23% once used French oak |30% twice used French oak | 5% Concrete Tank

Nose: Boysenberry and cherry with light pastry cobbler and gentle aromas of savory spice, aged black tea and vanilla bean.

Mouth: Black cherry and juicy red plum intertwined with fresh earth and faint tobacco leaf. A seductive broad texture with vibrant acidity and a silky soft mouthfeel, followed by a suede finish with an earthy characteristic and a balancing high tone. Well-rounded with subtle, finely integrated tannins.

Recommended Drinking Age: Three to five years after release although it will age gracefully over the next 10 years when properly cellared. Should you wish to enjoy sooner, we recommend decanting for two to three hours.

CHEV Russian River Chardonnay

2019 Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

Fermentation: 9% Concrete Egg | 16% Concrete Amphora | 25% new French oak | 50% once filled French oak

Time in barrel: 14 months| 20% new French oak |28% used French oak | 10 months aged in Concrete Egg and Amphora then split evenly between used French oak and stainless steel.

Nose: Bartlett pear, apricot tart, orange blossoms and crushed slate.

Mouth: Fresh papaya, spiced apricot, and light crème caramel accented with freshly grated nutmeg. An opulent texture balanced by lively acidity, reminiscent of fresh, lively cream washing over the palate. Pure minerality and a long, resonating finish ending with bright notes of citrus.

Recommended Drinking Time: Ready to enjoy now, although will reach optimal expression in 1-2 years and cellar well over the next 5 years.

CHEV Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2019 Pinot Noir

Oregon

Fermentation: 100% Stainless steel open tops | 20% concrete open tops

Time in barrel: 16 months | 40% new French oak | 40% once used French oak |20% twice used French oak

Nose: Floral aromas of roses, hibiscus, and orange blossoms accompanied by, black currant, orange zest and sweet cinnamon spice.

Mouth: Multi-dimensional and layered with crunchy red fruits- a burst of fresh raspberry, cranberry, and pomegranate. Structural with a commanding presence, supported by a balanced acidity and grippy tannins. Mouth-coating and full, the wine blankets the palate with a pleasant and mildly chalky sensation on the finish.

Recommended Drinking Age: Three to five years after release although it will age gracefully over the next 10 years when properly cellared. Should you wish to enjoy sooner, we recommend decanting for two to three hours.

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