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Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey County 2008

Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey County 750ml 2008   
Sku: 15405

Known as one of the most—if not the most—temperamental grape varietals, Pinot Noir demands cool conditions to develop its richly nuanced flavors. We selected our grapes from the northern-most vineyards of Monterey County, closest to Monterey Bay. Located on the Salinas Valley’s bench lands, these vines begin their day bathed in morning sun and calm tranquility. However, Pinot Noir vines yield their finest fruit where they must struggle and here, every afternoon, they stand against strong Pacific Ocean winds that slow ripening and develop grapes with deep color, intense flavors and lively acidity.

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Framed between the Gavilan Mountain Range and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the vineyards are influenced by the maritime climate. Here, Pacific breezes funnel down the valley, cooling the warm days and creating ideal conditions for the temperamental Pinot Noir. Winemaker Robert Cook has considerable experience working with grapes from this region and was able to source fruit that exhibited the specific characteristics he desired.

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Regional Varietals:
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Regional Wineries:
Fish Eye
Francis Ford Coppola
J. Lohr
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Monterey County
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $16.95
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