Another stunning Pinot Noir from Chasseur Cellars! Bill Hunter is making some of the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the fabled Sonoma Coast appelation with neighbors like Kistler and Marcassin. Small-production, hard to find, discover them now before it's too late. Previous vintage 92 Points Wine Spectator. Both depth of fruit and a sense of coiled strength are apparent in the aromas of the Chasseur 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, as its dark core of cherry and grenadine is neatly counter-pointed by savory notes of roasted grain, dried orange and tobacconist-shop spice. It is rich in texture, with a sinewy palate-feel and plenty of fruit, firmed by polished tannins. The impression of youth is amplified in the lingering finish, which is a tightly wound mix of sweet pomegranate, red plum, roasted grain, sumac and dried orange.
Up front and bold. Hints of tobacco and raisin with a smooth but mild pepper finish. Wish I could say more but was busy enjoying every drop.
Up front and bold. Hints of tobacco and raisin with a smooth but mild pepper finish. Wish I could say more but was busy enjoying every drop.9.2