Home > Handpicked >

Bottle Price $49.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country United States

Product Code: 2814253

Description Build A Case!
RATINGS: 92pts Wine Enthusiast; 92pts Robert Parker

Chanin Wine Co. is dedicated to crafting wines from Santa Barbara County that reflect the individual vineyard in which they are grown. They focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, two grapes that are especially revealing of subtle differences in geography, geology and climate. The grapes are grown in Santa Barbara County, where cool coastal winds, diverse marine based soils and a long growing season provide an exciting and unique environment for Burgundian varieties.

The vineyards are the focus of all of the wines and each wine is made from grapes grown at one vineyard and not blended. Chanin searches out old vines, and makes wine from some of the oldest in the county. This allows them to make refreshingly balanced wines at lower alcohol levels than most California "blockbuster" or "cult" styled wines. Through low yields, improved farming techniques and gentle winemaking we aim to create a wine that pairs well with food and is delicious young, but is also age worthy. All of the vineyards are organic or sustainably farmed.

Their winemaking philosophy is rooted in representing each individual vineyard by emphasizing balance, finesse, and complexity. They avoid excessive alcohol, and modern winemaking additives (such as commercial yeasts, bacteria, enzymes) that can overshadow vineyard characteristics. They also do not filter the wines or use intrusive wine processing machines. The goal is to grow grapes that are so healthy none of the above is needed.

Tasting Notes: Wine Enthusiast 92 points- A bit lighter and less complex than Gavin Chanin's other bottlings this vintage, this wine is still impressively fresh, vibrant and may age better than the others. Aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla bean, wet slate, rose hips and a touch of fennel pop on the nose. The palate shows under ripe cherry that's spiced by white pepper, dill, bay leaf, peppercorns and eucalyptus oil.

Robert Parker 92 points- Autumn leaves, savory spice, sweet cherry and dried flower aromas and flavors all show in the light ruby colored 2014 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard. This medium bodied, silky, elegant Pinot Noir has no hard edges, impeccable balance and a great finish. This comes from a cool site located just outside of Lompoc, on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills, where the soils are mostly sandy loam. It spent 12 months in 20% new French oak prior to bottling.
We Can Help!
  • Do you have a question about this wine? Do you have a question about any wine? Do you have a question about wine in general? We Speak Wine and we are here to advise you! Call 800-434-9463