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2013 Chalone Pinot Noir

January 9, 2016 - Norman Bentley

We had friends visit us in Matlacha for Christmas this year, and for Christmas Eve dinner we had a wonderful meal at the Tarpon Lodge at Pineland, Fl. The Tarpon Lodge is always a great choice for a celebration dinner, and we sampled several wines from their wine list, one of which was the Chalone Pinot Noir from Monterey County California.

The Chalone is a truly rich and juicy Pinot Noir. It opens with a fragrant nose suggesting cherries, backed by an array of floral scents and a touch of strawberry. The flavor abounds with the presence of cherry, red raspberry and plum, with an underlying hint of strawberry. The finish is bright and clean with a vibrant memory of the big lush fruit ensemble. Norm's score is 90.

The Chalone Pinot Noir would be excellent with cedar-planked salmon, and would also pair well with a big slab of rare prime rib. As usual, dinner at the Tarpon Lodge pairs well with almost any wine selection.

price: $15 - $20

score - 90


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