Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006 Wine Review

Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006
Chalone Appellation, Monterey County, California, United States
Community Score: 2.3/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 710145

Price: $36.95
Alcohol: 14.4%
Drink: Now
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Chalone Vineyard
Agent: Diageo Canada Inc.
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Natalie's Score: 93/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Chalone Vineyard is the only winery located within the aptly named Chalone AVA and the estate vineyard is the oldest in Monterey County. The high-altitude is unique for Monterey. Located in the Gavilan Mountain range, it boasts limestone-based soils which are great for growing finicky Pinot Noir. This silky Pinot has complex layers of red cherry, raspberry, earthy minerals, spice and toasty oak. My note: Exuberantly ripe cherries and fresh earth on the nose with supple, seductive layers of violets, red plums and berries. The vines for this wine were grown in limestone soil. Elegant, balanced and medium- to full-bodied. Gorgeously long finish.

Pinot Noir food pairings: rare roast beef, goat cheese stuffed pork tenderloin, mushroom risotto, brussel sprouts, breaded veal cutlets.

This was reviewed January 31, 2009 by

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Sara M WSET Advanced reviewed this wine as follows:

A very approachable, fruit-forward Pinot that displays flavours of strawberry, raspberry, cloves and straw. The tannins are soft enough to give the wine structure, but allow the flavours to shine. This wine would pair well with food as it carries a high alcohol content. Drink now.

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