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Capiaux Chimera Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2019 [750ml/12cs]

$56.99 x 12
(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 12 bottles
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Type:
Red Table Wine
Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Vintage:
2019
Country:
California
Region:
Sonoma County
Sub Region:
Russian River Valley
Winery:
Capiaux Cellars
Bottles / case:
12
Unit:
750 ml

Since Sean Capiaux (also of O’Shaughnessy) founded Capiaux Cellars in 1994, he has been dedicated to the nuance and expression of the “Holy Grail” grape: Pinot Noir. Capiaux Cellars is dedicated to producing single-vineyard bottlings of Pinot Noir. Chimera, named for the creature of Greek mythology, or to describe anything that brings together disparate parts with dazzling results, stands out. This is Sean’s opportunity to combine fruit from seven vineyards along the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. The result is a beautiful, nuanced wine.

Sean’s style is a blend of classic and contemporary. He pairs cutting-edge fermentation equipment with traditional Burgundian technique that emphasizes natural, hands-on winemaking. Fruit is hand-sorted as soon as it arrives at the winery. Following a cool soak, all wines are fermented by indigenous yeast and see minimal new oak (rarely more than 33%). The wine ages in barrel for ten to 15 months before bottling, unfined and unfiltered to preserve aroma and flavour.

“The 2019 Pinot Noir Chimera, the entry-level Pinot in Sean Capiaux’s range, is rich, plummy and very easy to like. Juicy red cherry, kirsch, spice and cedar are front and center. Soft contours and pliant fruit give this racy Pinot tons of immediacy to match its Russian River exuberance. Ripeness feels a bit pushed, otherwise this is a fine effort.”
89 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2021

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