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January 7, 2016

Four Gold Medals!

In November 2015 Chanticleer submitted all four of our wines to a World Wine Championship tasting and we are proud to announce that all four were awarded Gold Medals and given Excpetional ratings.

October 28, 2014

Chanticleer Announces Release of 2012 Sangiovese

2012 was a great year for Napa Valley wines in general, and the Chanticleer Sangiovese is no exception.  Our Sangiovese fans will LOVE this wine. This vintage exhibits the excellence our discriminating clients have come to expect!   It is a great example of this old varietal in the new world.  The 2012 Sangiovese is aromatic and complex with notes of boysenberry, rhubarb, strawberry jam, cinnamon, clove, creamy vanilla and  toasty oak  A small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon adds an element of depth and structure.

August 28, 2014

2011 Chanticleer Cabernet Released  to Elite Wine Club

The 2011 has a dark, brooding color, excellent black cherry aromas & texture and supple yet firm tannins meant for aging. It is full bodied and has an excellent mid-palate and a long smooth finish.

This is the smallest vintage of Chanticleer Cabernet that we have released in some time - only 345 cases produced. A relatively cool summer with two heat spikes and an early fall delayed maturity and produced a smaller yield, but allowed for long hang time and excellent flavor development. The entire production of this wine was allocated to our Elite Wine Club members.

November 6, 2013

Something To Crow About!

Every Chanticleer Cabernet vintage from 2000 through 2011 were recently evaluated by world renowned Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis and every wine scored in the 90's with the exception of our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon which was rated 100.  The average rating was 96.6!  We are extremely grateful and proud!  See our web site at About Us and the section titled Ratings for the complete list.

October 22, 2013

Chanicleer Releases the 2011 Sangiovese

This is the eleventh vintage of our Sangiovese and it's another superb representation of a Super Tuscan style wine!  It is a perfexct wine to match with traditional Italian dishes and medium weight food.  It is bright, clear ruby with subtle orange garnet tones.  This is an excellent reresentation of what this varietal is capable of!  It is a food lovers wine.

August 12, 2012
Chanticleer 09 Cabernet and 2010 Sangiovese Score 92's at World Championship
Both Chanticleer wines rated Exceptional by panel of judges at World Wine Championships.

July 14, 2012
Chanticleer 09 Cabernet and 2010 Sangiovese Win High praise
Soon to be released vintages of Chanticleer's Cabernet and Sangiovese were awarded 5 Stars by the acclaimed Wine Tasting Institute.

April 06, 2012
Chanticleer Releases 1st Riserva
Chanticleer released the 2009 Riserva, its first vintage of this 50/50 blend of Cabernet and Sangiovese

March 3, 2011
Chanticleer Announces Elite Wine Club
Chanticleer has created the Elite Wine Club to insure availability of limited wines to top clients

April 03, 2010
2007 Cabernet Sold Out
The award winning 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has sold out
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January 30, 2010
Chanticleer 07 Sangiovese Sold Out
The Award winning 2007 Sangiovese has sold out
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January 12, 2010
Chanticleer 06 Cabernet and 07 Sangiovese Win Gold
Chanticleer wines win Gold medals in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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September 15, 2009
Chanticleer 2007 Sangiovese Released
The 2007 Chanticleer Sangiovese with a production of 400 cases has been released today.
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June 16, 2009
Chanticleer 06 Cabernet Released
Chanticleer 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon was released today.
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June 11, 2009
Chanticleer 06 Cabernet and 07 Sangiovese win Gold
Chanticleer 2006 Cabernet and 2007 Sangiovese win Gold medals in Orange County Wine Society competition
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February 01, 2009
05 Chanticleer Cabernet Sold Out
The 2005 Chanticleer Cabernet has sold out.
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January 18, 2009
Chanticleer 05 Cabernet Wins Gold
The 2005 Chanticleer Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a gold medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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March 20, 2008
2005 Chanticleer Cabernet Tasting Notes
2005 Chanticleer Cabernet Tasting Notes
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January 30, 2008
Chanticleer 04 Cabernet and winemaker Dearden Hailed
Reviewer Richard DeAngeles hails Chris Dearden as winemaker of the year and Chanticleer Cabernet Sauvignon as his favorite 04 Cabernet.
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