2009 Capiaux Cellars Pinot Noir Chimera

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
Drink between 2011 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • domco wrote:

    April 11, 2014 - A great example of changing tastes. Loved this wine a couple yrs ago when we first had it (I think I let the company, food, atmosphere, etc skew it high though), but now when drinking Pinot we're looking for something lighter. This last bottle is very tasty (and better than the 2nd bottle... variation?), but bigger than we like our Pinots these days.

  • dalemosier Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 3, 2013 - Unfortunately 1 bottle left; nice nose, fruit forward-but not fruit bomb, good balance and pleasant finish.

  • dalemosier Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 19, 2013 - Delightful full bodied pinot; not as fruit forward as typical pinot. Let it breath 30-60 minutes

  • Rich S Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 27, 2012 - Consistent notes with previous bottle. A very balanced and food friendly pinot. Drinking very well right now.

  • Sniffy-Sniff Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 22, 2012 - This wine rocks for 25 bones. Very much a Kosta Browne look-alike, and for less than half the tariff I'm a bigger fan. Needs about 45 minutes of air before it comes to life. Has the chops to pair with grilled meats or a pan seared rack of lamb.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Capiaux Cellars
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Chimera
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 9 (6%)
  • In Cellars 45 (32%)
  • Consumed 85 (61%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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