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Clos LaChance Santa Cruz Pinot Noir 2002

Clos LaChance Santa Cruz Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Price: $23.99
Item No. 84028
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE93

Winemaker's Notes

The 2001 vintage was an amazing start to the new millennium. It was somewhat of a bizarre growing season that finished spectacularly. An early spring, followed by lots of heat in May and June established the canopy early. A cool July and August allowed for slow maturing. Harvest was somewhat early, but there was a long growing season from berry set to harvest. Acid levels and pH's were high as a result of the increased hang-time. Many wine industry insiders are commenting that we have not seen a vintage like 2001 since 1997.

Just like the rest of the Clos LaChance wines from the 2001 vintage, this wine has the complexity we like to showcase. Lots of focused cherry and currant fruit are carried by integrated oak flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, spice and graham. Tealeaves, cedar and eucalyptus work their way from the nose to the mouth along with classic earth and raspberry. The medium tannins fill the mouth and continue through the length and lush finish.

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Clos LaChance is a small, family-owned winery, located in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We produce limited quantities of hand-made wines from local vineyards and other premium appellations throughout Northern California. The name Clos LaChance is derived from the French word clos for the fenced area around a vineyard (in this case the owners' home vineyard), and from co...

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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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