I’ve been meaning to try this producer for some time now. I’ve heard & read good things about their work. So when I saw this on “Last Bottle” for $35, I picked a few up. It didn’t disappoint.
The one thing about the Santa Rita Hills region that I struggle with is a number of their Pinot Noirs, for me, are over extracted. That is not the case here.
The fruits were generally mid red. Some blackberries, strawberries, dark cherries, cherries, nice hues of blueberries, pomegranate & cranberries. Gentle wood use, softly layered baking spices, excellent acidity & nicely polished even finish.
Drinks well now but, will hold my other two bottles 2-3 years for further integration & even something a little better.
Photos of; their winery facility, Winemaker- Gavin Chanin and one of their Santa Rita Vineyards. — 3 months ago
I want to drink this every day — a month ago
Direct from winery and suggested by them. More fruit forward style than I have experienced at Chanin but that’s absolutely not a problem!! This wine was peaking and reassured me that Chanin wines have a long long way to go and you will he rewarded. Another steal, don’t tell anyone but tell everyone kind of wine. Ripe cherries, earth, saline and soy saucey savoriness which seems to be a common characteristic in his wines. Wow — 2 months ago