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2011 Chasseur Freestone Station Pinot Noir

ITEM 8243609 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
chlee5 7 $36 $252
drgyo 0 of 5 $35 $0
7 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8243609 7 $36 May 29, 2022
I8203479 4 $35 May 1, 2022
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RATINGS

91Stephen Tanzer

Smoke- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas and flavors show very good clarity. Picks up a bitter chocolate note with air, along with an exotic floral pastille quality that carries into the finish. The long, sappy, focused finish lingers on notes of spice and candied rose.

PRODUCER

Chasseur

Chasseur was started in 1994 when California winemaker Bill Hunter decided to make wines under his own name. He had been making wine at Bonny Doon Winery in Santa Cruz and at wineries in Napa Valley. But in 1994 he made a barrel of Chardonnay and another of Pinot Noir and named his brand Chasseur, French for hunter. Today Hunter sources grapes from Sonoma County, the Russian River Valley and elsewhere in Northern California. Chasseur’s production facility is located in Sebastopol where Hunter makes limited production Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.