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.

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AWARDS

CHIME PINOT NOIR Sonoma County- *89 Points – 2010 Vintage – Beverage Testing Institute

CHIME CHARDONNAY Russian River Valley – *91 Points – Gold Medal & Best Buy* – 2010 Vintage – Beverage Testing Institute

CHIME CHARDONNAY Napa County- *91 Points – Gold Medal & Best Buy* – 2011 Vintage – Beverage Testing Institute

CHIME PINOT NOIR California- *93 Points* – 2011 Vintage – Justwinepoints.com

CHIME WINES

TASTING NOTES

CHIME PINOT NOIR ANDERSON VALLEY

Chime Anderson Valley Pinot Noir possesses tremendous fruit notes of blueberry and black cherry. Fantastic mushroom and fall leaves on the nose with sweet cherry and a round centered palate packed of  flavor and subtleties. It has loads of fruit, great clarity on the palate, and a finish with good acidity and weight.

*Editor’s Choice* - 2008 Vintage – Wine Enthusiast

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 RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY

The opulent flavors of this Russian River Chardonnay are perfectly balanced on the palate.  The tropical fruit and citrus flavors give this Chardonnay a smooth and luxurious finish.

CHIME SONOMA CABERNET

Chime Sonoma Cabernet is big, chewy, and delicious. It opens with a nose of rich, dark fruit, leather, pencil shavings and spice. An exceptional Cabernet experience.

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.