Domaine Alfred Pinot Noir Edna Valley Chamisal Vineyards 2008

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

An intellectual wine — by that I mean this wine needs contemplation and relaxed drinking to fully appreciate the subtle depth and powerful concentration that slowly dawns on the taster. Gutsy and structured like a Burgundy, but silky in texture with ripe black cherry, herbs and plum skin flavors.

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Domaine Alfred:
Our historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been producing wines of a distinctive character – bold, complex and intriguing. With the ideal climate of the region and the exceptional clonal selection planted on our vineyard, our winemaking philosophy is to simply reflect the natural characteristics of this remarkable estate.

Member Reviews for Domaine Alfred Pinot Noir Edna Valley Chamisal Vineyards

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Snooth User: TUDOR
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/03/2010

Three glasses


Snooth User: rallysuby
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/29/2010

Very balanced. Really great wine. dark fruit and oaky finish.


Snooth User: enochchoi
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 09/22/2008

delish! earthy nose and luscious mouthfeel: http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=33265018&l=e57df&id=1004687


External Reviews for Domaine Alfred Pinot Noir Edna Valley Chamisal Vineyards

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 12/24/2014

An intellectual wine — by that I mean this wine needs contemplation and relaxed drinking to fully appreciate the subtle depth and powerful concentration that slowly dawns on the taster. Gutsy and structured like a Burgundy, but silky in texture with ripe black cherry, herbs and plum skin flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 02/14/2013

Pleasantly earthy with cola dried cherry and a dash of pepper gaining richness and depth on the palate. Ends with an elegant feel and a hint of sassafras. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 02/14/2013

A little rugged on tannins but rewarding for its wealth of cherries cola licorice spice and sweet oak. Finishes dry and quite long. Could pick up some nuance in a few years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 02/07/2009

(Testing Notes for 2003 Domaine Alfred Chamisal Pinot Noir)The 2003 Domaine Alfred Chamisal Pinot Noir possesses not only a heart and a soul, but a great Burgundian feel and texture as well. To put it bluntly, the 2003 Domaine Alfred Chamisal Vineyards Pinot Noir is not just another light, fruity, quaffable California Pinto Noir; it is the real deal, a deeply colored Pinot that sports a regal robe of crimson and purple, and displays in every way a noble bearing. Most convincing and enticing are the wine's deep broad berry aromas that are tinged with the scent of sizzling bacon and laced with oriental spice - the calling cards of great Pinot Noir. In the mouth, the wine has a velvet texture and loads of flavor, with raspberry, black cherry, and cola flavors coming to fore. A subtle complex woodlands flavor and a touch of exotica emerge on the palate as well. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, the 2003 Domaine Alfred Chamisal Pinot Noir begins to reveal its many charms and flavors from the minute it is opened; yet, it continues unfold in the glass for hours. This Pinot Noir is easily a match for most Premier Cru offerings from Burgundy. We suggest it be served at cool room temperature (no more than 66° F).


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/10/2013

An intellectual wine andmdash; by that I mean this wine needs contemplation and relaxed drinking to fully appreciate the subtle depth and powerful concentration that slowly dawns on the taster. Gutsy and structured like a Burgundy, but silky in texture with ripe black cherry, herbs and plum skin flavors.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 06/19/2013

Medium-light to medium ruby; attractive, forward, intense, spicy, slightly stemmy, cranberry and cherry fruit aroma with a hint of rhubarb; medium-full to full body; rich, spicy, red cherry fruit flavors; slightly tart and lean on the finish; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Tannin tended to overshadow the fruit.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 01/04/2012

An intellectual wine mdash; by that I mean this wine needs contemplation and relaxed drinking to fully appreciate the subtle depth and powerful concentration that slowly dawns on the taster. Gutsy and structured like a Burgundy, but silky in texture with ripe black cherry, herbs and plum skin flavors.


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