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2014 Chalone Vineyard Estate Pinot Blanc

2014 Chalone Vineyard Estate Pinot Blanc

93 Points - The Tasting Panel
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SKU: 080518

Intriguing minerality, fully body, and unctuous silky texture with beguiling aromas of warm apple pie and floral notes and flavors of apple, apricot, Meyer lemon, nectarine and round toasty oak.

Ratings
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast. 93 Points - The Tasting Panel Magazine.
Winemaker Notes
Intriguing minerality draws you into our 2014 Estate Pinot Blanc, as does its full body and unctuous silky texture. Filled with beguiling aromas of warm apple pie and floral notes this wine is sure to please. On the palate flavors of apple, apricot, Meyer lemon and nectarine come at you followed by round toasty oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this Pinot Blanc along with a spice-rubbed pork loin, warm apple sauce, and mashed potatoes for a real treat!
Composition
100% Pinot Blanc
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Blanc
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
6.41g/L
pH
3.23
Aging
8 months of barrel aging. Fermentation in 60% neutral French oak barrels, 40% in stainless steel drums.
Residual Sugar
0.56%
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
91
Production Notes
A very low-rainfall winter was followed by a dry, warm spring and nearly ideal summer in 2014 following the draught patterns of prior years. These factors resulted in balanced vine canopies, excellent fruit set and small, concentrated grapes. Due to the warm weather it was a very condensed harvest, grapes came into the winery a couple weeks early. The Pinot Blanc vines ripened their clusters slowly and evenly through the sunny days and brilliantly clear, cool nights.
Vineyard Notes
The thin, limestone-rich soils of Chalone Vineyard produce low yields of grapes bursting with rich, intense flavors and impeccable balance. This wine comes from a 12-acre Pinot Blanc vineyard, called Puesta Vineyard that we planted in 1991, using budwood taken from a spectacular 1946 planting on our mountain estate. 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.
Production
Only 476 cases produced

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