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Chronicle Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Cerise Vineyard 2009

Member Review by enophiliac:

Chronicle (wines) is owned by Mike Hengehold, veteran Napa Valley wine industry guy and someone passionate about vinifying 'varietal correct' Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma and Mendocino County. The wines are made in tiny amounts each vintage worthy of bottling. His current release wines, 2009 Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2009 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (each rated 94pts) were made, respectively, in 88 and 132 cases total. Both highly prized by wine collectors, both rated the same yet each offer their own sense of place in the nose and vastly different flavor profiles. Mike has a very clear vision of how he interprets each vineyard into wine and is unrelenting on the quality. So much so, he will forgo producing wine in any vintage in order to maintain the high quality vintage in and vintage out. Mike has help in the past from Ted Lemon and James Mac Phail on the winemaking front, but, as the producer and driver of the Chronicle brand, Mike Hengehold has converted ancient vineyard sites in Anderson Valley into world class wine drinking experiences in the bottle. The current line up of Chronicle also offers a 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($44) and 2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chronicle wines are found in very select and capable wine shops around California as well as being seen on some of the hottest restaurant wine lists in the West. http://www.chroniclewines.com

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Winery: Chronicle Wines
Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Snooth User: enophiliac
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5.00 5
06/08/2012

Chronicle (wines) is owned by Mike Hengehold, veteran Napa Valley wine industry guy and someone passionate about vinifying 'varietal correct' Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Sonoma and Mendocino County. The wines are made in tiny amounts each vintage worthy of bottling. His current release wines, 2009 Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2009 Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir (each rated 94pts) were made, respectively, in 88 and 132 cases total. Both highly prized by wine collectors, both rated the same yet each offer their own sense of place in the nose and vastly different flavor profiles. Mike has a very clear vision of how he interprets each vineyard into wine and is unrelenting on the quality. So much so, he will forgo producing wine in any vintage in order to maintain the high quality vintage in and vintage out. Mike has help in the past from Ted Lemon and James Mac Phail on the winemaking front, but, as the producer and driver of the Chronicle brand, Mike Hengehold has converted ancient vineyard sites in Anderson Valley into world class wine drinking experiences in the bottle. The current line up of Chronicle also offers a 2009 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($44) and 2010 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Chronicle wines are found in very select and capable wine shops around California as well as being seen on some of the hottest restaurant wine lists in the West. http://www.chroniclewines.com


Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/11/2009

What a way to ring in winter. This is another perfect Christmas wine. tastes like wintergreen and pine needles. Silky smooth with an earthy Burgundian finish. Also packs a nice alcohol punch on a cold cold night. Considering that I am generally not a Pinot fan, this is what Pinot should taste like. Not the sugary cheap cali Pinot. I want to go chop down a tree!



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