2013 Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2013 was a fabulous vintage, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. A very mild spring and summer, weather temperatures were perfect for growing beautiful grapes. Quality is excellent across the board. This exciting wine, our third vintage of Pinot Noir has vibrant acidity with a long finish. The nose is swarming with aromas of black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, framboise, roses and mocha. The palate tastes like it smells, with flavors of cherry, cocoa and raspberry.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a beautiful wine to drink alone, or pair with a wonderful meal.
100% Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
September 7 - 14, 2013
25.7° Average Brix at harvest
11 months in 100% French oak, 44% new
Monthly batonnage for five months
August 7 - 8, 2014
The Chalk Hill AVA is a sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley, the epicenter of Pinot Noir growing and winemaking. While the estate is a bit warm for top quality Pinot Noir, our Trenton Road vineyard, located a few miles west of the winery, is ideally situated. Trenton’s 45 acres of vineyard are planted with 6 highly regarded clones of Pinot Noir, primarily Mt. Eden, Pommard, Swan and Dijon 777.