2014 Chamisal Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
90pts - Wine Enthusiast
Intense and oppulent notes of black cherry and spiced red plum mingle with hints of anise spice, fresh lavender and rosewater, showcasing the distinctive Chamisal spice. The pallet is rich and luscious with suggestions of plum tart, raspberry preserves and macerated blackberry, backed by fine and focused tannins that bring balance and length to the finish.
The nearby Pacific ocean creates a long temperate growing season for exceptional hang time, which combines with the calcareous, clay-rich soil to produce fruit with exceptional intensity and complex flavors. This diverse blend of clones gives this wine its unique character and serves to show the terroir of our wonderful vineyard very clearly.