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Noco Pinot Noir Chalone 2010

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Not a newcomer to Monterey County, Chalone Vineyard Monterey County wines capture the rich and voluptuous fruit flavors that Monterey County's unique microclimates and extremely long hang time can provide.

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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: bobcatpunk
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4.00 5
12/09/2012

light body, bright red fruits, floral notes, nice finish


External Reviews for Noco Pinot Noir Chalone

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/05/2014

Fragrant heirloom roses, ripe black cherries and a touch of tobacco invite the senses into this approachable and enjoyable Pinot Noir. The red fruit brightens across the palate, picking up raspberry and spice. Soft and silky through the middle, the wine crescendos on the finish, leaving a vibrant, juicy memory in the mouth-an excellent match to wild mushroom flatbread drizzled with a touch of truffle oil. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

Our belief is that finding sites that resemble the traditional French sites for a varietal will allow for the highest expression of deliciousness. All the wines from Chalone Vineyard are made from our own 100-percent-estate-grown fruit in limited production.


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Source: WineExpress.com
11/28/2012

The grapes for this Monterey County Pinot Noir were sourced primarily from select vineyards in the foothills to the west of the Salinas Valley of Monterey County, including the cool and windy northern Arroyo Seco area and the Santa Lucia Highlands. The long growing season in Monterey allows the grapes to develop very mature, ripe fruit flavors with balanced acidity and perfect balance. This 2010 features rich aromas of tart black cherries with hints of both 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 and a supple mouthfeel.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

Fragrant heirloom roses, ripe black cherries and a touch of tobacco invite the senses into this approachable and enjoyable Pinot Noir. The red fruit brightens across the palate, picking up raspberry and spice. Soft and silky through the middle, the wine crescendos on the finish, leaving a vibrant, juicy memory in the mouth-an excellent match to wild mushroom flatbread drizzled with a touch of truffle oil. - Winery



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Not a newcomer to Monterey County, Chalone Vineyard Monterey County wines capture the rich and voluptuous fruit flavors that Monterey County's unique microclimates and extremely long hang time can provide.

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