Wine Quick Takes: Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010 (Monterey County, California)
Warm cherry and plum with a touch of pepper, violets, smoke, and spice. Big, strong and heady.
Loud and bombastic; could swear that there were big Rhone grapes mixed in even though I know otherwise. Good at $18 / bottle, but only if you're not a pinot purist; this is very punchy and heady (13.5% ABV) for pinot. #wine