2015 Chamisal Estate Pinot Noir
92 points - Wine Enthusiast
90 points - Wine Advocate
Chamisal was the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley in 1973 and now contains 80 acres planted to 5 varieties and 25 clonal selections. 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.
Intense and opulent notes of red cherry and spiced red plum mingle with hints of Mission fig and rose petal, showcasing the distinctive Chamisal spice. The pallet is rich and luscious with suggestions of cherry pie, strawberry preserves, and hints of anise, backed by fine and focused tannins that bring balance and length to the finish.