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Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Chalone Sonoma Red 2005

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Notes on the Chalone Monterey Pinot Noir 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: The wine features rich aromas of tart black cherries with hints of clove and nutmeg. Ripe flavors of raspberries and cola follow on the palate. A small amount of Petite Sirah adds richness, giving the wine additional weight. CHALONE MONTEREY PINOT NOIR 2005

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: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
04/23/2012

At first opening, needs air as it's very tart and tight. Dark fruit on the nose. It's also very dark and heavy in the glass. A hulking pinot noir. Spice, fig and blackberry juice with aromas of cedar and some light cola notes with some earth. Juicy black and red berries framed by a nice acid profile and hints of zesty spice and earth. Blackberry, loganberry, fig, raspberry, white pepper and some cigar box. Powerful style that would stand up well with a variety of food. Nice. 4/23/12


Snooth User: tzwizard
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2.50 5
07/05/2009

Two and a half glasses



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Notes on the Chalone Monterey Pinot Noir 2005 : WINEMAKER NOTES: The wine features rich aromas of tart black cherries with hints of clove and nutmeg. Ripe flavors of raspberries and cola follow on the palate. A small amount of Petite Sirah adds richness, giving the wine additional weight. CHALONE MONTEREY PINOT NOIR 2005

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