Michaud Vineyard 2005 Pinot noir Chalone Appellation
Release Date: March 2009 Case Production: 630
Five clonal selections of Pinot noir from Dijon add vivid clear fruit flavors and a round suppleness to the complex, dark fruit, wild and spicy character of the heritage clones grown in the Chalone appellation since 1946 & 1970-72. This wine has elegance, concentration and depth of flavor with balanced acidity and tannin. Complex flavors suggest ripe blackberry, currant and cherry flavors, complimented by subtle hints of herbs and spices. The mineral-like terroir of the Chalone appellation is expressed by the wine.
This wine is enjoyable now or may be cellared to acquire additional development over time.
This Pinot noir may be served with your favorite full flavored fish such as ahi, salmon, steel head, fowl – chicken, duck, goose, pheasant or quail and most meats: prime rib, steak,
pork roast, lamb, venison, elk or wild boar.
100% Pinot noir
25 barrels were produced
French Oak: Siruge, Remond, Bel Air
3-year air-dried extra tight grain wood, mostly
50% new barrels
50% 1-3 yr old barrels
Optimum Time for Consumption
2009 – 2019+
Harvest Date: 9/22-27/05
Grape Acidity: 6.6 g/L
Grape pH: 3.64
Sugar at Harvest: 23.8° Brix
Bottling Date: 01/30/07
Wine Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Wine pH: 3.48
Wine Alcohol: 13.7%