2019 Chalone Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, Chalone AVA
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Our 2019 Estate Pinot Noir offers a dynamic, yet complementary array of aromas and flavors. Boysenberry, raspberry jam, graphite, chalk and sweet spice marry together creating a wine that is a tribute to our terroir and a true delight for the senses.
The 2019 growing season provided a good amount of rainfall (18-inches) and slightly cooler than average temperatures, allowing the fruit to mature slowly and gradually. The extended hangtime resulted in bright fruit characters and a beautiful balance in all our wines.
100% Pinot Noir
10 months in French oak, 40% new
The thin, limestone-rich soils of Chalone Vineyard produce low yields of grapes bursting with rich, intense flavors and impeccable balance. Year after year, our Estate Pinot Noir exemplifies the impeccable structure and flavor complexity imparted by old vines budded to heritage clones; and, the 2019 vintage is no different. This Pinot Noir hails from the Reservoir, Vista, MacWood, Upper and Lowest blocks of our estate vineyards. The name of the Chalone American Viticultural Area (AVA), like that of the winery, comes from the name of a tribe of Native Americans who once inhabited this isolated area.
2,000 Cases Produced