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
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.
Captivating aromas of blackberry, plum and spice. The palate echoes the aromas, with evolving flavors of black cherry, black licorice and currant, making way to a peppery spice that mingles with structured tannins and a hint of oak.
Composed of the very best barrels and available in very limited quantities. Expressive aromas of raspberry pie complemented by notes of brown sugar and a hint of minerality. An elegant and refined 100% Pinot Noir.
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.
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.
A fruit-forward and beautifully balanced wine, the nose and palate are filled with notes of coffee cake, raisins, blackberry, and boysenberry.
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.
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.