2016 Michaud Vineyard Pinot noir

The 2016 Pinot noir has elegant an complex of flavors complemented by the hallmark minerality of the granite and limestone soil found in the Chalone Appellation. The five Dijon selections provide vividly clear red and black fruit flavors and the four heritage selections provide complex, wild and spicy characteristics. In order to enhance the expression of our unique terroir, the wine was fermented with native yeast. The aromas of this wine transport you back to nature with aromas of wild berries, forest floor and wet stone. The extended bottle aging has softened the natural tannins into a supple texture and added subtle complex leather and spice notes. It has more similarity to a good red burgundy than to other fine California Pinot noirs. The wine continues to develop in the glass offering a wide array of new aromas and flavors. This wine pairs well with your favorite full flavored fish such as ahi, salmon, steel head. Chicken, duck, goose, pheasant or quail and most meats: prime rib, steak are also classic pairings.

“ The Calera and Michaud wines were the ones I admired the most. They’re the ones I want to drink" Drew Langley, Sommelier, Wine Director, Providence Restaurant, LA 2 Michelin Stars

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