Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir, Chalone Appellation, 2005
Estate grown. 479 French oak barrels. 203,427 Bottles produced. A pioneer in the California wine industry, Chalone Vineyard began in 1919 in an area so distinctive, it was granted its own American Viticulture Area designation. Our label depicts the extinct volcanoes of the Pinnacles National Monument that border our vineyard on Mount Chalone in the Gavilan Mountain Range of Monterey County. Our vineyard, with its spare, well-drained soils rich in limestone, limited rainfall and low crop levels, produces wines with a full bouquet and unique hedonistic flavors. Alc. 14.2% by vol.