Chalone Vineyards

Perched in the remote Gavilan Mountain Range, 1,800 feet above California's Salinas Valley, this rugged vineyard sits at the base of an extinct volcano bordering the Pinnacles National Park. Chalone Vineyard is one of the few wineries in the U.S. growing grapes in limestone-based soils, the same as in Burgundy. The spare, well-drained ground, limited rainfall, and low crop levels attracted Dick Graff, who wanted to make top-flight Burgundian-styled Chardonnay. Graff made his first vintage under the Chalone Vineyard label in 1966, producing what became a benchmark for California Chardonnay.

Today, we continue to focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We also produce limited amounts of Pinot Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Syrah. All of our estate wines are grown and bottled at the estate, meaning we control everything from vine to bottle.

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Monterey Vineyards Pinot Noir 2016
The Monterey Vineyard Description The grapes for The Monterey Vineyards wines come from vineyards located in the northern most area in the region’s long valley, which begins in Monterey Bay and runs southeastward down the California coast. Cool Pacific Ocean winds make the northern part of the
Item Number: 20166
Case: $95.40

Chalone Vineyards 'Monterey' Chardonnay 2014
The stony terroir and a variety of clones gave this Chardonnay wine a broad flavor spectrum. Barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging enhanced the wine’s silky texture, rounded acidity and creamy complexity.

Chalone Vineyards Gavilan 'Monterey' Pinot Noir 2013
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 “Strikingly rich and complex, with a dense core of dark berry, black licorice, earth and cedar flavors that hold their own, easing up on the finish.”-WS  Wine Enthusiast 90 “The nose of this wine is quite shy at first, and it takes patience to pull out aromas of plum, crushed

Chalone Vineyards 'Estate' Chardonnay 2009
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 " Great price for a Chardonnay of this quality. It’s dry and crisp, yet very rich in fruit, showing tiers of pineapples, tangerines, nectarines and peaches, girded with a fine minerality. Distinguished and elegant, it will hold over the next 3-4 years."  Wine Spectator 88 "

Chalone Vineyards 'Estate' Chardonnay 2008
"Capturing the distinctive characteristics of our unique terroir, our Estate Chardonnay holds fragrant aromas of ripe pear, green apple, hazelnut, vanilla and baking spice. Bright fruit flavors glide across a lithe and supple midpalate, balanced by toasty oak and a creamy texture. The vineyards

Chalone Vineyards 'Monterey' Chardonnay 2013
"In our Chardonnay, bright, fruit-focused flavors keep cadence with sweet essence of oak. Baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine are accented by wafts of floral and nutmeg. Well-balanced, the fruit remains bright and crisp, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity.

Chalone Vineyards 'Monterey' Pinot Noir 2012
"Fragrant heirloom roses, ripe black cherries and a touch of tobacco invite the senses into this approachable and enjoyable Pinot Noir. The red fruit brightens across the palate, picking up raspberry and spice. Soft and silky through the middle, the wine crescendos on the finish, leaving a vibrant,