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Date Printed: 10/26/2014
Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2007
Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 109302)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/26/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our complex 2007 Pinot Noir captures the unique terroir and quality of our estate vineyard by melding nine different clones of this varietal. The nose flaunts intense aromas of black cherry and dark berry with hints of tangerine zest and savory spice, accented by the singular "Chamisal Spice" note that is a hallmark of our vineyard and our wines. On the palate, dense black fruit, firm acidity and rounded tannins come together seamlessly in this well balanced and concentrated wine.
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About Chamisal Vineyards:

The first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley appellation in 1973, Chamisal nestles five miles inland against the Santa Lucia Mountains, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, on the rugged California Coast. Part of an original Spanish land grant, this historic 80-acre property- formerly operating under the name of Domaine Alfred- is planted mostly to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a few acres of Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Gris. The vines thrive in the dry rocky terrain, as does the fragrant Chamise, a native white-flowered shrub that inspired the name of the property. The Edna Valley appellation, with its unique geography, possesses a near perfect combination of soil type and climate for wine grapes. With the cooling Pacific Ocean nearby, the long temperate growing season extends the amount of time a grape stays on the vine to develop its flavors. This hang time paired with the calcerous, clay-rich soil on the property produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavors, often showing a distinctive character that some fondly call "Chamisal Spice."