The semi-arid Chalone AVA lends itself to age-worthy wines such as the Pinot Noir from the Brosseau Vineyard pictured here.
Chaloneage: Monterey County’s Chalone AVA shows a propensity for longevity
"For the most part, the wines from this appellation are on their own time scale … and most people aren’t willing to take the time,"
~ Michael Michaud
March 28, 2007
ost California wines are made to be consumed upon release, so aging them can be a dicey proposition. Not so with the wines from the Chalone
AVA in Monterey County.