September 29, 2015

Vineyard: Salzgeber-Chan

AppellationRussian River Valley
Story 3 acres planted to Dijon clone 115 in 1997.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Skewis Salzgeber-Chan Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.85, 150 cases, $50. Released September 8, 2014. Harvest Brix 24.4º. This 3-acre vineyard was planted in 1997. Dijon clone 115. Aged 18 months in 25% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light ruby color in the glass. This wine is a cherry bombast with a modest oak overlay on the nose and palate. Very flavorful with remarkable persistence on the finish. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, more fruit had emerged, some cola and spice showed up, and the wine was more pleasing. Best to cellar this wine a year or so. Score: 90-91. Reviewed January 23, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Skewis Salzberger-Chan Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 200 cases, $42.From a 3-acre vineyard planted in 1997 in the heart of the Russian River Valley appellation. Dijon clone 115. Harvest Brix 24.9º. · Scents of dark cherries, oak char and spearmint. Bright Bing cherry in the mouth with a nice touch of spice. Some oak char carries through in the background but dissipates some with swirling (should integrate with further aging of the wine). Appealing finesse and balance. Reviewed June 5, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Skewis Salzgeber-Chan Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., 200 cases, $40. The Salzgeber-Chan Vineyard was planted in 1997 and consists of 3 acres of Dijon clone 115 on a north facing hillside with excellent drainage. · A pleasing nose of ripe cherries, spice and toasty oak. Dark fruits dominate the cola tinged flavors. The wine closes with notable green tannins. An elegant style that will benefit from cellaring. Reviewed June 5, 2006 WINERY »