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Chaddsford Winery Pinot Noir 2005

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Wine Recommendation: Chaddsford 2004 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Vintage Notes: Simply put, the 2005 season was superb. We started the spring with a modest crop and very invigorated vines, then things got dry and we had to watch the vines suffer a bit. But as leaves began to wilt all the energy went into the fruit. In the final month we had perfect warm sunny days and cool dry nights (which allowed for extended hang-time), translating into intense flavors - something we have not seen for a couple of years. Winemaker Tasting Notes: The forward nose is sweet with brown sugar and vanilla flowing over ripe cherry, wilted roses and a crackling oak-wood fire…whle the mouth tastes of dark cherry cola with a smooth soft overlay of cinnamon vanilla, seamlessly slipping into a warm fruity finish with fine grainy tannins. Winemaking Notes: Seven months in French oak. 100% malolacatic fermentation. Also, note the five days cold soak pre-fermentation. Technical Notes: Appellation: Pennsylvania Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Harvest: September 18-September 26, 2005 RS : 0.1% Total Acidity: 0.59 Alcohol: 13.6% Aging: 7 months in French oak pH: 3.80 Production: 505 Cases Return to Chaddsford wine list

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Chaddsford Winery:
Chaddsford Winery, located in the Atlantic Uplands district, is among a handful of wineries in the eastern United States who have achieved a national reputation for producing premium wines of world-class stature. Since the winery's first release in 1983, each successive vintage has received critical acclaim from wine writers and critics across the country. Among those who have given top marks t... Read more
Chaddsford Winery, located in the Atlantic Uplands district, is among a handful of wineries in the eastern United States who have achieved a national reputation for producing premium wines of world-class stature. Since the winery's first release in 1983, each successive vintage has received critical acclaim from wine writers and critics across the country. Among those who have given top marks to Chaddsford wines are Robert Parker, The Wine Spectator, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Decanter, Wine Enthusiast and the New York Times. Today the winery's production is approximately 25,000 cases annually, sold primarily on the east coast from New York to Washington, D.C....but occasionally popping up at prestigious restaurant locations throughout the country. Typically described as European in style, the wines of Chaddsford represent the world's classic wine types: from light, fresh appealing wines made for early consumption, to richer earthier styles with an emphasis on maturity and graceful aging. Premium varietals include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Barbera/Sangiovese, Riesling, and Chambourcin. Read less

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Snooth User: richbeg
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3.50 5
02/15/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chaddsford Winery Pinot Noir

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Source: Appellation America
04/07/2011

Owners Lee and Eric Miller renovated a 17th century colonial barn in southeast Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley, converting it to a winery and tasting room. In 1982 they launched with 3,000 cases, all sold locally. Today they produce 30,000 cases, ranging from classic vinifera including Bordeaux and Italian varietals to whimsical sweet wines with seasonal names such as Spring Wine, Sangri-La, Spiced Apple Wine, and Holiday Spirit. Their sweet and grapey Niagara (notice the spelling, folks, it is not spelled Niagra) from Lake Erie is one of their best-selling wines. This Pinot Noir is bright and a lightly saturated ruby to garnet. It is clear at the rim and has slow-moving legs. On the nose the wine has burnt wood, char, smoke, cherry, raspberry, and blackberry aromas. On the palate it is light-bodied and balanced with notes of cranberry, cherry, and woodspice. The mid-palate is silky and creamy. While the oak slightly overwhelms the delicate fruit, overall it is a good effort for such challenging conditions and for the diva of all grape divas. Serve with a rich, meaty seared Artic Char with wild mushrooms in a Pinot Noir-butter reduction.



Wine Recommendation: Chaddsford 2004 Pinot Noir, Barrel Select Vintage Notes: Simply put, the 2005 season was superb. We started the spring with a modest crop and very invigorated vines, then things got dry and we had to watch the vines suffer a bit. But as leaves began to wilt all the energy went into the fruit. In the final month we had perfect warm sunny days and cool dry nights (which allowed for extended hang-time), translating into intense flavors - something we have not seen for a couple of years. Winemaker Tasting Notes: The forward nose is sweet with brown sugar and vanilla flowing over ripe cherry, wilted roses and a crackling oak-wood fire…whle the mouth tastes of dark cherry cola with a smooth soft overlay of cinnamon vanilla, seamlessly slipping into a warm fruity finish with fine grainy tannins. Winemaking Notes: Seven months in French oak. 100% malolacatic fermentation. Also, note the five days cold soak pre-fermentation. Technical Notes: Appellation: Pennsylvania Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir Harvest: September 18-September 26, 2005 RS : 0.1% Total Acidity: 0.59 Alcohol: 13.6% Aging: 7 months in French oak pH: 3.80 Production: 505 Cases Return to Chaddsford wine list

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