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Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Chalone 2006

Member Review by edink:

not bad for an under $20 pinot - pleasant enough to drink with dinner

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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: edink
27870377
3.50 5
11/04/2009

not bad for an under $20 pinot - pleasant enough to drink with dinner


Snooth User: jdominic
8091049
2.50 5
09/28/2009

Nice well balanced wine...flavors of tart betters and a hint of pepper.


Snooth User: pennybrobyn
55700556
3.50 5
10/01/2010

Three and a half glasses



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