Capiaux Cellars grape source Pisoni Vineyard in late summer

2018 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

2018 Chimera shows medium red in color, a purple hue and purple core. Floral aromas akin to cherry blossoms and rose petals waft from the glass with nice toasty oak notes. A fresh, medium bodied wine showing dried cherry and cranberry flavors with a creamy texture and good tannin structure.

Appellation: Russian River


40% Starscape Vineyard, Russian River

27% Widdoes Vineyard, Russian River

20% Sale Vineyard, Russian River

5% Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

5% Wilson Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

3% Garys’ Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands

Harvest Date: September 17th - October 1st

Brix @ Harvest: 25.8

Bottling Date: August 2019

pH: 3.72

Release Date: April 2020

TA (g/1): 6.1

Aging: French oak, 10% new

Alcohol: 14.6

Months Aging: 11

Production: 1200 cases


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