Chronicle, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir 2006 The nose sports sweet cherry and raspberries, with vanilla and cinnamon. The mouth shows these fruits again in a sleek format, a texture that is silky and ripe – delicious. Think about this Pinot when you want one to drink straight away; the soft profile makes it immediately accessible.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from McDougall Ranch, Castaldi Vineyard and DeMeo Vineyard. Cellared and bottled in Angwin 14.3% $35 retail, a media sample
Chronicle, Anderson Valley, Cerise Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2006 Give this Pinot a good 30 minutes of air to blow off a bit of reductive character. Then you’ll find the toasty oak coming through in the nose, with strawberries, rhubarb, caramel, a little forest floor and gaminess. In the mouth this is a dense Pinot, with plenty of acidity, ripe tannins and great length. Think about having that Thanksgiving Turkey with this wine, as the structure is there to foil the rich gravy you might be planning, as you leave the diet in the closet for a day.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from a small multi-clonal block in the Cerise Vineyard. Cellared and bottled in Angwin 14.3% $48 retail, a media sample
Proprietor Mike Hengehold, Winemaker Ted Lemon Chronicle Wines