28 Oct Wine Wednesday: Chamisal Vineyards Stainless Pinot Noir 2013 ($29)
“The [Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir 2013] features earthy red cherry, raspberry and damson plum flavors with just a hint of sweet spice. On the palate, it reveals a vivacious acidity, supple tannins and a clean finish.” – Guyot
Wine Ratings & Awards
California State Fair – 2014 Double Gold Medal
GAYOT’S Blog – Wine of the Week – 2014
Grape Certified Silver Medal – 2014
Best Wines Under $30 – 2015
The grapes for Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir were sourced from several vineyards within the Central Coast wine region, with a quarter of the grapes sourced from Chamisal’s very own vineyard. The grapes from the 2013 vintage experienced consistent warm temperatures and enough rainfall to produce ripe grapes with plentiful red fruit aromas and fruit forward flavors, ultimately showcasing a stunning vintage.
Like the 2012 vintage, the 2013 Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir is admired and showcases an incredible vibrant burgundy color in the glass, offering lovely fruit characteristics of: red cherry, plum and wild blackberry, followed by underlying varietal attributes of briar and lush forest floor. Surprisingly, this wine is full and round on the palate with bright fruity characteristics and hints of cotton candy, finishing clean and pure with lingering acidity.
There’s no better time than now to enjoy this distinct and delicious red wine, so don’t wait! Though this wine is terrific on its own, if you’re hungry and wondering what meals might pair well with this red wine we recommend the following: braised brisket sandwich; a carnitas burrito bowl; THEGRAPE’s cheesy potato sausage casserole or a Korean miso and honey glazed cod.
Wine Region: Central Coast, California
Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Style: Full-bodied, Fruity & Round
Food & Wine Pairings: Cheesy Potato Sausage Casserole
We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Silver wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try the Cheesy Potato Sausage Casserole recipe & red wine pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!
Aromas & Flavor
Grape Certified Silver
Although this wine drinks more like a Beaujolais it’s undoubtedly not your average California Pinot Noir. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself double checking the bottle to see if you read the label correctly. We admire Chamisal’s gumption for producing a red wine that wasn’t fermented in oak barrels. This wine exhibits great strawberry, cherry, and earthy elements with traces of cotton candy or bubblegum. All of which build up to a long acidic finish that is quite pleasing on the palate. Enjoy this Grape Certified Silver wine tonight!