Chalone Estate Pinot Blanc 2002

Pinot Blanc from Central Coast, California

Item No. 76484
  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Its strong acidity, minerality, exotic stone fruit aromas and rich, luscious mouthfeel mark this as an exceptional vintage. Aromas of ripe melons, peaches, green apples and orange blossom are counter pointed by flavors of hazelnuts and oak vanillin, creating tension and balance simultaneously in this wine.

Chalone Pinot Blanc is the perfect pairing for "comfort foods" such as homemade macaroni and cheese, fried chicken with mashed potatoes or coq au vin. On the other side of the spectrum, the firm acidity and our unique minerality from the limestone soil allow this wine to pair well with raw oysters, shellfish, risotto or pasta in cream sauce. This wine is fantastic now but should improve with two to five years of age. Delicious! -Dan Karlsen, Winemaker

Alcohol: 14.3% by volume

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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 Blanc

Pinot Blanc(pee-no blahnk) Pretty and Simple A mutation of the Pinot family, Pinot Blanc was once commonly mistaken for Chardonnay - it looks quite similar on the vine. But true Pinot Blanc lacks most Chardonnay characteristics. The grape is most at home in Alsace, where it is used both in blends as well as a sole varietal. It's also found in Italy...

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