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Date Printed: 3/29/2015
Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2008
Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 109141)

PRICE ON 3/29/2015: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Encompassing nine different clones, our 2008 Pinot Noir represents the unique terroir and quality of our estate vineyard. Intense aromas of dark cherry and black raspberry are intertwined with notes of cedar, bramble spice and dark chocolate that lead straight into a generous palate that echoes the dark fruit of the nose. Firm, dry tannins, support the sweet, rich fruit flavors through a chewy finish, laced with hints of cocoa, caramel and toasty oak.
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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."