2014 Chalk Hill Chairman's Club Syrah, Chalk Hill AVA
92+ Points - Robert Parker
Our 2014 Syrah has inviting aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, black olive and cigar box. The flavors mimic the aromas with smoky blackberry, boysenberry and white pepper. Rich and luscious, it rounds out with chewy, thick tannins and a long finish.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine can be enjoyed over the next several years and pairs well with grilled lamb, steak, and other red meats.
October 1, 2014
24.7 ̊ Avg Brix at harvest
21 months; 100% French oak, 75% new
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers; 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
August 12, 2016
2014 was a prime year, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit.
We have a special love for Syrah at Chalk Hill Estate. Our location in the warm end of the cool Russian River Valley is perfect for bringing out all the unique characteristics of this fabulous variety. Our Syrah is planted on a steep southwest-facing hillside, made up of rocks and volcanic soil. It’s as close to the Rhone Valley as we get!