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Chatom Vineyards
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The vineyard is nestled in the breathtaking Esmeralda Valley of Calaveras County, in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. The noteworthy Sierra Foothill region is now experiencing a resurgence of accolades, with the “Gold Rush” coming from medals and awards for handcrafted wines of the highest quality and recognition for grape growing.
Murphys, CA
Phone: (209) 736-6500
Website: http://www.chatomvineyards.com
Appellation: Calaveras County
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Sauvignon Blanc
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2005 Sauvignon Blanc
Calaveras County

A nose filled with nectarines, pears, tangerines, and light vanilla introduce you to a mouth of crisp and delicate fruit. Followed by light herbs, lingering citrus and a palette cl ... moreeansing, peppery finish.

Won a "GOLD" at the Orange County Fair!

Stainless Steel Fermented & Aged

100% Estate Fruit

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2005 Chardonnay
Calaveras County

Aromas of enticing apricot and pear, butterscotch and peach introduce this Chardonnay. Followed by a rich mouth, full of creamy fruit and apricot jam. Finished by lingering butters ... morecotch & spicy fruit.

Won a "GOLD" & "BEST OF CLASS SIERRA FOOTHILLS" at the California State Fair

Won a "GOLD" at the Orange County Fair

Stainless Steel Fermented & Aged (ML Negative)

100% Estate Fruit

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2005 Semillon
Calaveras County

Floral aromas with light citrus, apricot, honeysuckle, caramel and quince. Leading to delicate hints of butterscotch and grapefruit with aromatic citrus flavors. Finishing with a c ... morerisp but not acidic finish.

Won a "GOLD" at the Calaveras County Fair

Won a "SILVER" & "BEST OF CLASS SIERRA FOOTHILLS" at the California State Fair

Stainless Steel Fermented

100% Estate Fruit

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2004 Vintage Port
Calaveras County

A unique nose of ripe cherries, mint, eucalyptus, spice and blackberry syrup. Sweet flavors of black fruit, bing cherries and licorise. Completed by ripe fruit and spice. E ... morexcellent paired with dessert and/or cigars!

Won a "GOLD" at the Calaveras County Fair.

Aged 25 Months in Used French Oak & Hand Bottled
No Fining & No Filteration
Portuguese Varietals: Tinta Cão, Souzão, Alvarelhão & Touriga Nacional

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2004 Gitano ~ Sangiovese
Calaveras County

Aromas of black cherry, vanilla, cranberry and a hint of tobacco lead to a rich mouth of peppery black cherry and plums. Finished by a welcoming blend of black pepper and berries. ... moreGreat with Italian food!

Won a "SILVER" at the California State Fair

100% Sangiovese

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2003 Zinfandel
Calaveras County

The introduction has spicy, black currant aromas with tobacco, vanilla & ripe fruit. The wine is medium-bodied with pepper, spice & the deep, ripe fruit of black cherries & blackbe ... morerries on the palate. The finish has lingering chocolate & the oak is in perfect balance with ample tannins for ageability.

Aged 18 months in 25% New French Oak & 75% Used

100% Estate Fruit

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2004 Syrah
Calaveras County

Vanilla icing on a chocolate cupcake and a perfume essence lead to sweet baked fruit, subtle spice and medium but lingering fruit on the finish with a hint of oak.

Won ... more"BEST OF CALAVERAS COUNTY RED" at the Calaveras County Fair

Barrel Aged - 18 months

100% Estate Fruit

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2003 Esmeralda Syrah
Calaveras County

Light chocolate, vanilla, currants and cinnamon on the nose followed by a mouth full of jammy fruit, plums, cherries and bittersweet chocolate. An essence of oak and spicy cherry p ... moreie complete this wine.

Won "GOLD" at the Calaveras County Fair!

Aged 19 months in the barrel - 50% New French Oak

100% Estate Fruit

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2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calaveras County

A dark ruby color leads you to a nose of cherries & black fruit, vanilla & spice with light floral tones. Followed by a mouth of jammy black fruits, chewy tannins with spicy dark c ... morehocolate, hints of coffee & tobacco with a light leather finish. Tannins and acid are nicely balanced, allowing this wine to cellar well for 5-10 years.

Won "SILVER" at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

Barrel Aged - 19 months 30% New Oak & 70% Used Oak

100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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2005 She Wines White
Calaveras County

Light oak, cream & butterscotch wrap around the aroma of pear. In the mouth the pear develops with honey into a delightfully "fruity" cocktail followed by a smooth finish.
... morer> A wonderful summer wine paired with BBQ and warm evenings.

Stainless Steel Fermented

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2003 Merlot
Calaveras County

This wine begins with aromas of dark cherry followed by a bouquet of vanilla and undertones of black pepper. It then introduces you to a delicate spice of marigold with rich boysen ... moreberry and black cherry. The finale is well-balanced with gentle fruit and subtle hints of spice and licorice.
Great aging potential!

Barrel Aged - 17 months

100% Estate Fruit

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2004 She Wines Red
Calaveras County

A nose of spicy red fruit, vanilla and white chocolate followed by baked black fruit, rum raisins and hints of coffee. Completed by soft lingering oak with a hint of dark fruit. ... more

Won a "SILVER" at the California State Fair

100% Estate Fruit

34% Merlot, 27% Zinfandel, 15% Sangiovese, 14% Syrah, 10% Touriga Nacional

Updated on June 24, 2008

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Chatom Vineyards at http://www.chatomvineyards.com or calling (209) 736-6500 to verify the winery's location.

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