Posts Tagged Chalone

2011 Fulcrum Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chalone

Translucent ruby in color. Heady aromas of assorted red fruits and apricot are joined by hints of menthol and petroleum. There’s plenty of fleshy fruit in the mouth, along with a saline minerality. Sleek from mouth entry through the finish, this... Read more

2009 Chalone Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County

Light straw color. The pungent nose delivers varietal aromas of sweet pea, field herbs, light pineapple, passion fruit and citrus blossom, along with a note of vanilla. The nose gains intensity and focus with aeration. Sassy acidity leads to a... Read more

2008 Chalone Chardonnay Estate, Chalone Appellation, Monterey County

From the first whiff of lemon cream, ripe red apple, butter and nutmeg, through to the mouth-filling viscosity and long, lingering buttered fruit finish, this is one compelling Chardonnay. Full, rich, integrated – this is everything that a $60... Read more

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Rosella’s Vineyard, Chalone

Medium cranberry hue. A sweet, sugary nose; the fruit has a raisiny edge to it. Some smoky wood notes. It has a nice, silky mouthfeel. Earthy tannins at the end. This is a really different flavor profile, but enjoyable, nonetheless. Three hours... Read more

2002 Loring Pinot Noir, Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone

Deep cranberry color, with highlights of violet. An acetic whiff blew off with air. Lots of briary, spicy red berry fruits in the nose, with zippy citrus. This is a higher acid, refreshing style of Pinot that cries out to be paired with... Read more