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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 6 
TypeRed
ProducerCapiaux Cellars (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
DesignationChimera
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionSonoma County
AppellationSonoma County

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Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 2 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by tmay on 6/21/2006 & rated 86 points: Smokey/Earthy but not much fruit. Very astringent. (1185 views)
 Tasted by duchamp on 11/1/2004 & rated 92 points: An amazing wine with terroir that is hard to find outside of Burgundy, lots of fruit but with lots of structure and grace, the wine just keeps giving, still one of the best Cal Pinots I've tasted, especially for the money (1216 views)

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Capiaux Cellars

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Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Sonoma County

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Sonoma County

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