VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
In 1972, Don Hahn planted vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In 2011, his son, James, and spouse Mila Chanamé brought it full circle with the inaugural release of a Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. James' childhood friend, Norman Kobler, and partner and general manager of Ardzrooni Vineyard Management, sourced the fruit for this wine.
Chardonnay from Sonoma Valley will be added. The wines are sold through a mailing list.
Articles About Chanamé
2011 Chanamé Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
13.9% alc., pH 3.81, TA 0.534, 50 cases, $45. Released spring 2013. The Hahn family planted vineyards in the Anderson Valley in 1972. This wine is sourced by winemaker James Hahn and his wife Mila Chanamé from a variety of vineyards farmed by Norman Kobler and Ardzrooni Vineyard Management nearby the original family plantings. Brix at harvest 23.5º. 100% de-stemmed, 7-day cold soak. Aged 13 months in 50% new and neutral French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Darker garnet color and cloudy (unfiltered) in the glass. Clean and fresh aromas of black cherries, dark berries, smoky oak, tobacco and cut flowers. Plush and full-bodied on the palate with deep black cherry and raspberry flavors accented with cola and brown spice. The texture is fine grained and the tannins are ripe and balanced. Lacks acidic verve, but otherwise fine. Score: 88. Reviewed January 20, 2014 ARTICLE »
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