Historic and Stunning California Icon – Monterey County’s First Winery. The Chalone Estate Vineyard is one of the most remarkable winery properties in California. The vineyard was planted in 1919, with the production under the Chalone Vineyard brand beginning in 1960. Chalone wines speak to the unique terroir of this wild, isolated mountain plateau in Monterey County, located adjacent to the Pinnacles National Monument. As the sole winery within the Chalone American Viticultural Area, Chalone Vineyard makes wines that reflect the distinctive minerality of this area’s granitic and limestone soils, as well as the beautiful balance between ripe fruit character and bright acidity from the cool, windswept climate.
Chalone Red Wines
Dark inky to purple hue with captivating aromas of blackberry, plum, and spice. The palate echoes the aroma, with evolving flavors of black cherry, MacWood Block. The flavors make way to a peppery spice that mingles with structured tannins and a hint of oak.
Exudes deep, jammy plum and wild blackberry with nuances of High-mountain sage, black licorice, white pepper and minerals with Old World character from the Shiraz clone.
Opens with juicy ripe raspberry and plum notes balanced by hints of forest floor and warm toasty baking spice. A unique minerality neatly ties up all of these elements as a result of mature vineyards vineyards.
A delight for the senses. Aged for 12 months in French oak, this wine delivers notes of raspberry jam, plum and spice, complemented by a distinct chalky minerality that is unmistakably indicative of our Central Coast growing region.
Known for its layered flavors and complexity, opens with juicy ripe raspberry and plum notes balanced out by hints of forest floor and warm toasty baking spice on the finish. A unique minerality neatly ties up all of these elements
Ample and rich body. Aromas of coffee, raisins and cassis lead into the mouthwatering palate. Layers of dark fruits such as dance on the palate leading into a lingering finish.
Gorgeous bouquet of watermelon and raspberry on the nose. It is full and lush with a hint of minerality and a touch of lime. The mouthwatering acidity on the finish leaves you going in for another sip.
Lush dark boysenberry fruit and a firm tannin structure. This fruit forward wine expresses floral notes of violets and anise followed by a touch of minerality and a dark chocolate finish.
The limited release bottling of Syrah exudes deep, jammy plum and wild blackberry with terroir nuances of sage, licorice, and minerals. The 2012 vintage was a winemaker's dream.