OUR WINES > CHIME®

Chime is about finding the perfect combination of a dedicated grape grower, an appropriate cultivar and an artisan winemaker to deliver consumers the best possible wine nature will allow. Sometimes our relentless focus on Place, Grapes and People means that we don’t make the best short term business decisions. We might bottle up a Dry Creek Cabernet as Sonoma Valley, for instance, or a Lodi Cabernet as California. We can live with this reality if it means that we are fulfilling our broader mission of delivering the best possible wine nature will allow.

CHIME WINES

TASTING NOTES

CHIME NAPA COUNTY CHARDONNAY

The Chime Napa Chardonnay possesses a buttery, honeyed, flowery nose which is backed up by a medium to full-bodied palate flavored with a vanilla scented finish. The wine is intense and long with flavors of ripe pear, red apple, juicy melon, and fig notes. Chime Chardonnay offers great intensity and fullness while still retaining freshness and balance.

*90 Points* – 2010 Vintage – Justwinepoints.com

*88 Points – Silver Medal* – 2009 Vintage – California State Fair Wine Competition 2011

CHIME PINOT NOIR NORTH COAST

This fragrant, spicy, fruit driven wine is a great example of high class Pinot Noir. This complex Marin County Pinot Noir displays a bright crushed raspberry and cranberry bouquet. The wine is flavorful, expansive, soft, and delicious.

CHIME PINOT NOIR SONOMA COUNTY

The Chime Sonoma Pinot Noir shows a dense bright purple color as well as a nose packed with cherry kirsch, white pepper spice, fresh tilled earth, and subtle vanilla wood aromas. The mouth feel is plump and loaded with savory fruit;  finishing with an expansive luscious mouth feel.

*91 Points –  Editor’s Choice* – 2009 Vintage – Wine Enthusiast July 2011

*89 Points* – 2010 Vintage – Beverage Testing Institute

CHIME PINOT NOIR CALIFORNIA

This fruit driven and spicy wine is a prime example of high class Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir displays a bright crushed raspberry and cranberry complex bouquet. The wine is cultured, ample, and exquisite.

*Best Buy* – 2009 Vintage – Wine Enthusiast

CHIME CALIFORNIA CABERNET

A dark, nearly opaque robe. A nose redolent of dark red fruits, sweet baking spices and mocha. A rich mid-palate and a beautiful finish.