Vinography Review- 9.5 out of 10!
Alder Yarrow takes a look at the In Pursuit of Balance tasting and the 2008 Chanin wines on his blog Vinography.
WINES SCORING BETWEEN 9 AND 9.5
2008 Chanin “Le Bon Climat Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley. $43
Light garnet in the glass, this wine smells of spicy raspberry and cranberry fruit. In the mouth the wine explodes with juicy acidity, carrying bright flavors of raspberry, cranberry and cedar across the palate on a velvety smooth surface. The finish is long and fine.
2008 Chanin “Bien Nacido Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley. $43
Pale garnet in the glass, this wine smells of raspberry and floral aromas with a hint of wet dirt. In the mouth, wonderfully juicy raspberry, and briary green leaf flavors mix with brown sugar and floral notes that linger in a long finish. Delicate and exuberant at the same time.