2016 Chamisal Vineyards Califa Pinot Noir
Our Califa Pinot Noir program is the synthesis of working with the same vineyard year after year, and is our interpretation of what makes our vineyard so unique and powerful. The measures we have taken for impacting quality in our vineyards have coincided with many of our sustainability efforts. As an alternative to herbicides we’ve been “under vine tilling” for the last four vintages. We have also eliminated inorganic nitrogen usage and rely more on organic substances and composting. The Califa Pinot Noir truely is a culmination of our passionate dedication to the Pinot Noir vines of Chamisal Estate Vineyard.
Our Califa Pinot Noir opens with aromas of cranberry, raspberry, cinnamon and black cherry. The palate bursts with bright notes of tart red plum, cherry juice, crushed berries, and slight black pepper. With a deep balance of acid and fruit, firm tannins provide a robust structure that last throughout the graceful, lingering finish.