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2007 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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8/28/2014 - ISOPinot Likes this wine: 88 points

Brick red with a bit of purple showing through. Fade at edge. Distinct legs. A bit darker in appearance than many Pinots. Sour cherry, strawberry, maybe a bit of spice flavors. Pronounced finish. Paired well with basil & oregano chicken. Overall, a solid wine by what has been, for me, a reliable producer. Would buy again, and will seek out future vintages. Good QPR considering that I paid less than $20.

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2010 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey County

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8/27/2014 - L_McNichol Likes this wine: 85 points

Had in Avalon w/ Mike.

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2010 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Limited release Founder's Club exclusive

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8/18/2014 - finca wrote: flawed

Seemed a little oxidized, just enough to make this wine a violation of my prime directive: life is too short for any bad wine! Down the drain it went! The prior 4 bottles were very good, hopefully the remaining 7 will be good.

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2010 Fulcrum Pinot Noir Brosseau

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8/12/2014 - Weston3220 wrote: 80 points

Average Pinot Noir, nothing to think about just meh at the end of the day

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2012 Armitage Pinot Noir Dry Hole Vineyard

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8/11/2014 - MRichman wrote: NR

Pretty sweet with dark fruit, sweet baking spices, plum, prune. Some acidic tannins keep it from getting totally out of control, along with some bitter tar. Too fruit forward for my taste. A big modern pinot. Sappy. Well made if you're a fan of such things.

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2011 Lioco Pinot Noir Michaud

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7/27/2014 - petitblanc wrote: 87 points

Deep and cloudy in the glass. Appealing nose of bright, candied fruit. On the palate, this was simple, acidic, with an alcoholic bite through the finish. Hard to see this improving. Disappointing compared to the previous bottle. 13.8% abv

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2004 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey County

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7/23/2014 - jlgnml Likes this wine: 87 points

Nice nose, good flavor, would have enjoyed as a restaurant wine.

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2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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7/22/2014 - scott w wrote: 90 points

Earthy nose and red fruit, leafy raspberries tart cherry balanced acidity and tannin, young and delicious.

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2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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7/19/2014 - Rich S Likes this wine: 91 points

Light ruby color. Looks like an older wine. Nose of dried red fruits, tart raspberries and some earthy, forest floor notes. Similar flavors on the palate with cranberry and pomegranate and dried cherries. Good acidity, light body with minimal tannin. Silky smooth mouthfeel and a nice finish. This is unmistakably pinot noir and really a nice wine overall and a killer QPR.

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2010 Fulcrum Pinot Noir On Point Chalone

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7/14/2014 - corkscrews Likes this wine: 89 points

A nose of cherry and spice, medium garnet in color. A medium to full bodied multi vineyard blend with cherry, raspberry, cola and spice on finish, drinking good now, a good value. Interesting label design. www.winelx.com

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2008 Testarossa Pinot Noir Brosseau Vineyard

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7/12/2014 - WineCenturyAZ wrote: 90 points

Well rounded, balanced and drinking beautifully. Could be peak performance. Ruby in the glass hit of brown edges. Nose is restrained with a hint of red fruits and earth. Palate is elegant and opens up with cherry, blueberry, bright mid palate acidity, hint of cedar and earth. Happy we waited several years as we appear to have been rewarded.

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2010 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Limited release Founder's Club exclusive

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7/7/2014 - GGinSF wrote: 86 points

Fine for the price, but not a wine that lives up to Chalone's Pinot Noir reputation. OK.

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2011 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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7/5/2014 - prasm Likes this wine: 91 points

Similar to previous note - great value here.

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2010 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Limited Release

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7/4/2014 - Orlandus wrote: 90 points

Better than expected PN with good balance, medium body, and rich fruit that develops further in the glass. A excellent buy at under $20.

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2010 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Limited release Founder's Club exclusive

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6/28/2014 - mwneil Likes this wine: 88 points

Decent PN. Good fruit and acid but a bit too much alcohol. Hopefully it will smooth out over time.

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2006 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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6/15/2014 - bobw75087 Likes this wine: 93 points

The wine had a very nice garnet-ruby color, with no bricking visible at the edge or elsewhere. Nice legs with aromas of cherry and coffee after settling in the glass for about 15 minutes; originally, there was quite a bit of alcohol gassing off which hid the aromas. Other scents and flavors appearing as the wine relaxed were: blackberry, cherry, plum, mineral and coffee with vanilla notes. It was a medium/full bodied wine that went well with the duck and wild rice; texture was smooth and enjoyable with a medium to long finish. NOTE:We opened the bottle on the advice of another reviewer's comment that is was peaking/past prime. Based on last night's experience, I think it could do another year or two without suffering.

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2006 Tantara Pinot Noir Brosseau Vineyard

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5/20/2014 - dougsmith Likes this wine: 91 points

Deep ruby color. Lots of mixed berries and spice on the nose. Full bodied on the palate with great presence, good balance helps the fruit extract.

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2005 Michaud Pinot Noir

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5/12/2014 - Mike Kopanski wrote: 91 points

Wow, this is the real thing. This 2005 still has plenty of life in the bottle. A very good example of California meets Burgundy. The color is as dark and rich as any Pinot I have ever seen. The nose is pure Bugundian clones with mushroom compost, wet forest floor, gun metal and black cherry. The flavors are layered and concentrated enough to break above 90 points. Still relatively young, the fruit and the oak are just now starting to let some other flavors share the limelight. The plum, black currant and other dark fruit flavors are surrounded by charcoal, licorice, cola, road tar and vanilla. Plenty of assertive acidic backbone.

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2006 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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5/10/2014 - mwneil Likes this wine: 89 points

This wine is finally starting to fade. Alcohol wins over fruit. Drink up.

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2011 Lioco Pinot Noir Michaud

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5/8/2014 - RobertB321 Likes this wine: 93 points

Sweet cherry aroma dominates. Very smooth wine. Well balanced with just a small amount of heat in the middle. Goes great with ham.

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2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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5/2/2014 - t_moderne wrote: 88 points

Pop and pour and served without food. Followed over two hours; then re-corked and checked in again on the following day.
Nice purple maroon color. The nose is more earth and spice than fruits. As to the taste, this shows an earthy side with some hint of pine, brown spice and some dried flowers.
Fell a bit flat the following day as if the wine closed up.

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2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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5/3/2014 - stevenjstein Likes this wine: 90 points

Light body. Soft red fruit, with some earth. Pretty good structure of tannins an acidity on back end. Probably needs some time to open, integrate, and soften up a bit.

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2006 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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4/3/2014 - Dexter Morgan wrote: 88 points

Red/orange, bricking at the rim. Ripe cherries, red plum, varnish, nail polish, conifer, and barbecue smoke aromas. Fleshy and full bodied, this has a nice texture and a firm spine. The fruit is starting to transition to the earthier elements you find in mature wine. Has a hint of chocolate on the medium finish.

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2012 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Boer Vineyard

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4/29/2014 - shaferguy91 wrote: 90 points

No decant.

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2011 Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir Monterey County

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4/27/2014 - que_syrah Likes this wine: 89 points

$13? oh hell yeah. short finish but this has that ripe pinot fruit that hits the tip of your tongue and keeps you coming back for more. hard find at this price point. lush cherry and strawberry tagging along balanced acidity. notes of cotton candy and lemon-pepper spice on the nose. round easy finish. thumbs up.

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