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2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red, Chalk Hill AVA

2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red, Chalk Hill AVA

94+ Points - Wine Advocate
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$70.00
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Available Starting Oct 8

Intense aromas of blackberry, anise, lavender and dark chocolate. The palate offers more savory qualities like iron, tobacco and bay leaf while broad, supple tannins tie all of the flavors together.

Ratings
94+ Points - Wine Advocate. "The 2015 Estate Red is deep garnet-purple colored and delivers a good amount of oak-inspired notions to begin over a core of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry pie, preserved plums and chocolate box with hints of vanilla pod and cigar box. Big, concentrated and full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves, framed by ripe, firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a woody note. Forget it for 5-6 years and drink it over the next 20."
Winemaker Notes
Bold, deep and concentrated are just some of the ways to describe our 2015 Estate Red. It opens with intense aromas of blackberry, anise, lavender and dark chocolate. The palate offers more savory qualities like iron, tobacco and bay leaf while broad, supple tannins tie all of the flavors together. The finish is strikingly long and complemented by a slight toastiness from the oak influence. Appealing in its youth, this wine will also age beautifully over the next 15 years.
Composition
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 20 - October 20, 2015
Sugar
25.7° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.6 g/L
pH
3.86
Aging
20 Months; 100% French oak, 59% new
Fermentation
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
Bottling Date
July 24-27, 2017
Alcohol %
14.90
Wine Advocate
94
Production Notes
CHALK HILL ESTATE is a compendium of unique microclimates, exposures and soil types. We are fortunate to be able to make everything from aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to big, bold Syrah. Nowhere is this ideal situation more evident than in our Estate Red, which is just that – the best blend of the red wines made from the estate. Each variety is perfectly matched to the vineyard site. The blend will also vary from year to year, as the vineyard yields and fruit quality depend greatly on the weather during springtime bloom and set, and during harvest. This 2015 Estate Red is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot.