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Chaddsford Winery Pinot Noir 2007

Member Review by beahburger:

A little rough for those accustomed to delicate California Pinots (me) -- the deep, deep purple anticipates the ample spice and earth, and even tannins, in this (apparently) characteristic Pennsylvania Pinot. Refreshing notes of raspberry and cherry are detectable though partially hidden.

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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

Member Reviews for Chaddsford Winery Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: beahburger
136493137
2.50 5
07/12/2009

A little rough for those accustomed to delicate California Pinots (me) -- the deep, deep purple anticipates the ample spice and earth, and even tannins, in this (apparently) characteristic Pennsylvania Pinot. Refreshing notes of raspberry and cherry are detectable though partially hidden.


Snooth User: apulliam
303405279
4.00 5
11/18/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: richbeg
137107123
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/15/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chaddsford Winery Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2005 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.




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