Chalone Vineyard

Gavilan Chalone Pinot Noir

8.948 ratings
8.75 pro ratings
Chalone, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Red fruits dominant on the nose with some nice minty/herb and rustic character. Acidity really stands out, round tannin and moderate finish. Simple.

Red fruits dominant on the nose with some nice minty/herb and rustic character. Acidity really stands out, round tannin and moderate finish. Simple.

Oct 13th, 2017
Raun Kupiec

Smoky earthy vegetal, quite smooth and thick. High alcohol or high glycerin? Sometimes can’t tell the difference. Tobacco notes and spices. Unobtrusive tannins that lead to a mild finish.

Smoky earthy vegetal, quite smooth and thick. High alcohol or high glycerin? Sometimes can’t tell the difference. Tobacco notes and spices. Unobtrusive tannins that lead to a mild finish.

Jul 25th, 2019
Steven Mendes

Two thumbs up!

Two thumbs up!

Jul 24th, 2018
Michael Mallon

Well rounded, complex Pinot Noir. Nod to the old world. Candied cherry, strawberries, white pepper, black pepper, veg notes, allspice and eucalyptus. Nice minerality.

Well rounded, complex Pinot Noir. Nod to the old world. Candied cherry, strawberries, white pepper, black pepper, veg notes, allspice and eucalyptus. Nice minerality.

Jul 5th, 2018
Chris Regina

Oversaturated

Oversaturated

Sep 4th, 2017
Alexandra Albin

A warm style Pinot but not overly warm that you don't get hints of spice and strawberry. Holds well the next day.

A warm style Pinot but not overly warm that you don't get hints of spice and strawberry. Holds well the next day.

May 28th, 2017
Carrie Stambaugh

Smooth. Balanced. Perfect with lamb.

Smooth. Balanced. Perfect with lamb.

Mar 30th, 2017
Lori

Really enjoyed, definitely buy again

Really enjoyed, definitely buy again

Mar 22nd, 2016
Sebastian Haines

Fantastic Pinot noir!

Fantastic Pinot noir!

Mar 8th, 2016
Ginessa Stark

Creamy and smooth

Creamy and smooth

Jan 2nd, 2016