Limited allocation – 97 Point Chronicle Pinot Noir

Ted LemonA new Chapter has begun in the life of the Chronicle winery. This winery was put on the map under the great tutelage of Ace Winemaker Ted Lemon (Littorai) and has turned many heads since its inception in 2006. Having created a great following, these much sought after wines are in high demand. There is a very small allocation remaining and you dont want to miss this one!

I am proud to introduce the 2009 vintage from two designated vineyards – Cerise and Savoy. Both vineyards have an amazing amount of pedigree and many wineries have received great acclaim from these sites. In a recent blind tasting (30 tasters) both Chronicle Pinot Noirs beat out big names such as Domaine Leroy, Williams Selyem, Rochiolli, Kosta Browne, Aubert, Auteur, Foxen, Martinelli, Spell and Talley! And that is saying a lot!!

2009 Chronicle Savoy Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Retail 60.00 – GGWC 54.99

Pinot Noir This vineyard is one of most recognized sources for Pinot Noir in the state of California!  The vineyard is 20 years out, so good maturity here!  A blend of 3 blocks (Pommard, 777 and Martini 15) – all bring amazing components to this wine.  At only 88 cases, I can tell you that this wine will be sold in a few hours as I was only allotted 15 cases of this gem!

I would call this a Grand-Cru new world wine, as it tastes and smells like one!  The alcohol levels are Burgundian too!  On the nose one is greeted by cherry and strawberry fruit with a touch of minerality and a whiff of game.  On the palate one encounters gorgeous well-balanced fruit, medium to full bodied flavors of red stone fruit that are expansive on the mid to end palate.  The finish is intense and long – it does not want to end!  LIMITED.

2009 Chronicle Cerise Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
Retail 60.00 – GGWC 54.99

This is another well recognized vineyard source. Those who bought the previous Chronicle Cerise bottlings do not need an intro – this wine rocks!  This is a sexy wine.  The wine’s aromas jump out of the glass, the body is stunning, the legs are long – you see where I am going… no I am not.  Stay focused, the wine is gorgeous, well-crafted, a real winner!  The nose offers hints of dark cherries and plum.  On the palate this wine offers seductive (here we go again) flavors of black cherries and strawberries that are intertwined with a touch of minerality.  This youngster is elegant and intense without being overbearing.  The finish is long , complex and equally stunning as the rest of its  package.  Only 132 cases produced!

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