As a winemaker I walk through countless vineyards all over the world and every now and again I come across one that stands out from the rest. The Vintner’s Quest is a new series of wines from Chamisal that explore some of these incredible vineyards. The designation “8N” refers to the distance (in kilometers) and direction to the vineyard source from Chamisal. In this case, the Righetti Vineyard is 8 kilometers to our north. Planted by the Righetti family, who have been farming in the Edna Valley for generations, this young vineyard produces exceptional Pinot Noir that we are fortunate enough to be able to make wine from.
The 2010 8N comes from the Calera clone and its ample red and black fruit aromas, supple structure and lovely finesse persuaded us to create this very special bottling. Look for more Vintner’s Quest wines in your future wine club shipments.