Continually over-delivering each vintage, this newest release of 2021 'Chimera' from Sean Capiaux is no exception. Chimera is the name taken from Greek mythology- a monster comprised of three different animals, which is depicted on the label. The original vintage was comprised of three grower vineyards. This newest vintage has four grower vineyards in its blend. "The 2021 Pinot Noir Chimera is a rich, heady wine. A burst of dark red cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal and blood orange are all dialed up. This bold, generous Pinot delivers the goods, big time. It’s a fabulous entry-level offering from Sean Capiaux, if that term can even be used here. The Chimera is mostly young vines from Starscape, with dollops from Widdoes, Pisoni and Garys’." -Antonio Galloni, 94 pts!
Sean Capiaux, while most known in Napa Valley as the winemaker of O'Shaughnessy, has also been making terroir-driven, honest and delicious Pinot Noirs from Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands since the mid-1990's.