Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2017 Capiaux Chimera Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, Sonoma

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Chimera is one of my earliest wines, the name taken from Greek mythology... "a monster comprised of three different animals" as is depicted on the label. Originally blended from three vineyards back in 2001, I now have access to several excellent Russian River vineyard sources that boost its quality and value

You’ll see a medium dark ruby red hue give way to dark red fruit aromas and a hint of cinnamon. Classic Russian River flavors of cola, cherry and licorice on the mid palate and a warm-spice box finish.

Appellation: Russian River


30% Starscape Vineyard, Russian River

30% Sale Vineyard, Russian River

20% Widdoes Vineyard, Russian River

10% Starscape Vineyard, Old Vine, Russian River

5% Wilson Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

3% Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

2% Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Harvest Date: August 25 - September 8th

Brix @ Harvest: 24.51 – 26.1

Bottling Date: August 2018

pH: 3.72

Release Date: March 2019

TA (g/1): 6.4

Aging: French oak, 15% new

Alcohol: 14.5

Months Aging: 11

Production: 1140 cases

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