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Chumeia Pinot Noir Central Coast 2004

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``We weren't quite sure what the hot spell in Monterey would bring us, so we were very pleased with the great complexity and rich berry flavors. Pinot Noir can be a challenging varietal to work with in the cellar, but when you have a great start in the vineyard, it certainly makes my job easier.'' Winemaker Lee Nesbitt This voluptuous Pinot Noir offers big aromas of red strawberries, cola, vanilla,cedar and anise, wrapped in cloves and dusted with cocoa powder. Well structured acids balance the bold, rich and intense berry flavors, leaving a rich finish on the palate. The 2004 growing season in Monterey County started off with normal seasonal temperatures and then turned quite hot, with temperatures peaking over the century mark. The heat encouraged the development of rich fruitflavors, resulting in a big Pinot Noir. This bold Pinot Noir will pair well with a variety of rustic dishes such as beef bourguignon, sautéed mushrooms over polenta or a classic cioppino stew. It will also complement many traditional soft French cheeses such as Brie de Meaux, Coulommiers or Camembert. . Sugar: .09% Oak: Remond Allier, Damy Never, Cadus Allier, Remond Never

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Chumeia Vineyards:
Chumeia's winery is located along scenic Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Ancient Greeks had a word for alchemy; Chumeia (koo-may-a) is that word. Historic alchemists believed that by applying four basic elements: heat, air, earth and water as well as philisophical beliefs, they could transform basic elements into gold. Lee Nesbitt, Chumeia's Winemaker, believes that not only is winemaking an a... Read more
Chumeia's winery is located along scenic Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Ancient Greeks had a word for alchemy; Chumeia (koo-may-a) is that word. Historic alchemists believed that by applying four basic elements: heat, air, earth and water as well as philisophical beliefs, they could transform basic elements into gold. Lee Nesbitt, Chumeia's Winemaker, believes that not only is winemaking an alchemic process, but the grapevine has its own transformation of basic elements to gold (the grapes). Tasting Room Hours 12-5 Monday-Thursday, 11-5 Friday-Sunday excluding select holidays. Call ahead during holiday season! Read less

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Snooth User: netuser123
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02/05/2008

Four glasses



``We weren't quite sure what the hot spell in Monterey would bring us, so we were very pleased with the great complexity and rich berry flavors. Pinot Noir can be a challenging varietal to work with in the cellar, but when you have a great start in the vineyard, it certainly makes my job easier.'' Winemaker Lee Nesbitt This voluptuous Pinot Noir offers big aromas of red strawberries, cola, vanilla,cedar and anise, wrapped in cloves and dusted with cocoa powder. Well structured acids balance the bold, rich and intense berry flavors, leaving a rich finish on the palate. The 2004 growing season in Monterey County started off with normal seasonal temperatures and then turned quite hot, with temperatures peaking over the century mark. The heat encouraged the development of rich fruitflavors, resulting in a big Pinot Noir. This bold Pinot Noir will pair well with a variety of rustic dishes such as beef bourguignon, sautéed mushrooms over polenta or a classic cioppino stew. It will also complement many traditional soft French cheeses such as Brie de Meaux, Coulommiers or Camembert. . Sugar: .09% Oak: Remond Allier, Damy Never, Cadus Allier, Remond Never

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