Chalone Estate Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 77851
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Winemaker's Notes

Our limestone soil produces Pinot Noir of exceptional character and depth. After vinification, which includes fermenting varying percentages of whole clusters, the wine is pressed into French barrels for aging. The sweetness of ripe berries, the delicate aroma of violets, and a subtle earthiness, intermingle on the palate, presaging the rewards of long-term bottle aging.

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(9/28/2010)
Deep ruby color; dense nose of spice, dark fruit, tea & earth.  The flavor is of currents, spice, vanilla & wood. But it is dry & food friendly, not bright fruit-juicy as many, lesser, CA Pinots. It is a smooth, complex Burgundian-style heavy weight. VG to EX!
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Perched high on the western slopes of the remote Gavilan Mountain Range on Mount Chalone, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, Chalone Vineyard represents a singular convergence of terroir and winemaking. Originally planted in 1919, the vineyard's ability to yield benchmark Chardonnay was discovered when Chalone Wine Group co-founder, Dick Graff, made his first vintage...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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