Savannah-Chanelle Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2000

Savannah-Chanelle Vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir 2000 This winery just won sweepstakes red at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for one of its 2005 single vineyard bottlings from the Sonoma Coast. This regional bottling takes us back in time 8 years from the date of this tasting. The nose has developed dried and stewed fruits like raisins dusted with brown spices. In the mouth the wine is very soft, tasted of prunes and Christmas cake – very nice and at its peak if not a little past it. P&B down in Saratoga, that’s right, in the southern end of the silicon valley, in one of the poshest spots at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 14.5% $28 at the winery when first released savannahchanelle.com

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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