Grown at elevations reaching 1,800 feet, the famed Chalone Vineyard has produced an elegant cool-climate Pinot Noir with beautiful aromas of ripe red cherry, cranberry, currant and sweet sage. The vibrant red berry and briar patch layers continue on the palate where silky tannins and an undercurrent of bright acidity add poise and length to a long, supple finish.
After a cool, wet start to the season, summer brought near-perfect weather to the Central Coast, with warm, sunny days and cool nights. This weather continued into autumn, ensuring abundant hangtime. We were able to harvest all of our vineyards exactly when we wished, resulting in vibrant white wines with lovely tension and depth, and beautifully aromatic reds with age-worthy structures, dynamic fresh-fruit flavors and elegant underlying complexity.
100% French oak 30% new, 70% neutral 15 months in barrel