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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Chalone Estate Pinot Noir 2007
Chalone Estate Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 103181)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Engaging and seductive, our 2007 Pinot Noir offers complex aromas of Bing cherry and bright raspberry, which spill over the senses and mingle with bergamot tea, Asian spices and a subtle whiff of tanned leather. The intensity continues through the midpalate, with layers languidly lingering and swirling across the tongue. A distinctive minerality joins the finish, exposing the wine's unique origin. Swirl, sniff and sip to enjoy the subtle nuances of this intricately crafted wine, then pair it with a Parmesan-and herb-dusted flatbread or duck rillette.
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About Chalone Vineyard:

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 there in 1966. The time-honored Burgundian techniques he introduced complement the fruit's character to create the bouquet and flavors that are Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay's hallmarks. Chalone Vineyard's other estate-grown wines are equally distinctive. Chalone also produces Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinto Blanc and Chenin Blanc.