Domaine Alfred Chamisal Estate Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 97053
  • red wine
  • WS88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

A potpourri of savory herbs and exotic "Chamisal spice" dance upon the nose and palate. Toasty oak and vanillins and red, slightly tart cherry fruit are deftly balanced by deeper, earthier tobacco, sarsaparilla and wild mushroom flavors which slowly and seamlessly give way to an elegantly long, textured finish.

Learn About Domaine Alfred

Domaine Alfred is a young winery that has successfully married the latest winemaking technology to the long-standing excellence of our historic Chamisal vineyard, the premier site of Edna Valley planted in 1972. Nestled at the foot of the Santa Lucia mountains, Chamisal vineyard is perfectly placed to take advantage of the cool, coastal climate and the variety of soils and aspects which make this area ideal for classic wine grapes.

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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