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2015 Chalk Hill Chairman's Club Carmenère, Chalk Hill AVA

2015 Chalk Hill Chairman's Club Carmenère, Chalk Hill AVA

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SKU: 008047

Irresistible aromas blackberry, cherry liquor, black olive, anise, and dried thyme on the nose. Its soft, plush tannins frame the juicy flavors of raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and dried herbs for a full-flavored finish.

Winemaker Notes
Mainly found in Chile today, this unique varietal originated in Bordeaux, France and is a rare find in the U.S. Our 2015 Carménère offers irresistible aromas blackberry, cherry liquor, black olive, anise, and dried thyme on the nose. Its soft, plush tannins frame the juicy flavors of raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and dried herbs for a full-flavored finish.
Composition
96% Carménère, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Carménère
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
October 20, 2015
Sugar
24.7˚ Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.86
Aging
20 months; 100% French oak, 81% new
Fermentation
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
Bottling Date
June 2017
Alcohol %
14.90
Vineyard Notes
Our estate west vineyard is a spectacular site with a warm south-facing slope perfect for growing red Bordeaux varieties. The rocky, porous volcanic soil challenges the vines. Yields are low, and the grapes are incredibly dark and flavorful. Cabernet Sauvignon thrives here. Our two acres of Carménère were originally planted as an experiment, but it has become a key player in some of our blends. In fact, this wine is composed of 96% Carménère with the balance being Cabernet Sauvignon.