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Chalone Monterey Cab. Sauv 2007

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Our Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark fruit aromas, cassis, fragrant oak and a touch of black licorice. On the entry, the full-bodied fruit glides across the palate, layering rich blackberry and red stone fruit stitched with vanilla, oak and spice. The flavors linger through the finish, where they are met by fleshy tannins and good acidity. The rich body and well-balanced flavors of this wine pair nicely with dishes featuring good acidity, such as pasta tossed with roasted tomatoes, capers and olives.

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Chalone Vineyard:
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attr... Read more
Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Monument. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall and low crop levels attracted Dick Graff, who wanted to make top-flight Burgundian-styled Chardonnay. Graff made his first vintage under the Chalone Vineyard label in 1966, producing what became a benchmark for California Chardonnay. Read less

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Snooth User: aldisbrowne
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08/29/2010

let it breathe for 6 -8 hours and it will reward you richly


External Reviews for Chalone Monterey Cab. Sauv

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/28/2010

The grapes for Chalone's Monterey County wines come from the southern regions of the 75-mile long Salinas Valley. This bright, jammy Cabernet is both powerful and perfectly approachable. Cassis, dark chocolate, and blackberry aromas are softened by a hint of vanilla/oak for richness and complexity. In the mouth, flavors of fresh berries, currants, cloves, and a lingering note of cocoa are evident. The wine is full-bodied with nicely balanced tannins and a medium long finish that allows you to keep enjoying this wine long after it has left the glass. Monterey Cabernet Sauvignon matches up well with a wide range of foods from roasted red meats and rich pasta dishes to dark chocolate brownies.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

The grapes for Chalone's Monterey County wines come from the southern regions of the 75-mile long Salinas Valley. This bright, jammy Cabernet is both powerful and perfectly approachable. Cassis, dark



Our Cabernet Sauvignon opens with dark fruit aromas, cassis, fragrant oak and a touch of black licorice. On the entry, the full-bodied fruit glides across the palate, layering rich blackberry and red stone fruit stitched with vanilla, oak and spice. The flavors linger through the finish, where they are met by fleshy tannins and good acidity. The rich body and well-balanced flavors of this wine pair nicely with dishes featuring good acidity, such as pasta tossed with roasted tomatoes, capers and olives.

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