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2016 Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Chalk Hill AVA Image

2016 Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Chalk Hill AVA

92 Points - Wine Advocate
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SKU: 008077

Aromas of wild strawberries, juniper berries and dark chocolate. Soft tannins and a silky texture with notes of sweet red berries and cola with a hint of vanilla. Balanced acidity and a smooth, lingering finish.

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Advocate.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2016 Estate Pinot Noir opens with aromas of wild strawberries, juniper berries and dark chocolate. Soft tannins and a silky texture greet the palate with notes of sweet red berries and cola with a hint of vanilla. Balanced acidity and a smooth, lingering finish will leave you wanting another sip.
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 2 - 10, 2016
Sugar
24.5° Avg. Brix at harvest
Acid
5.69 g/L
pH
3.80
Aging
10 months; 100% French oak, 39% new
Fermentation
Monthly bâtonnage for three months
Bottling Date
July 12, 2017
Alcohol %
14.90
Wine Advocate
92
Production Notes
The 2016 growing season began with an earlier than average bud break and fruit set followed by moderate temperatures in spring and summer. This allowed for even ripening, and balanced flavors.
Vineyard Notes
The Chalk Hill Estate is located at the convergence of a number of diverse climates, soils and terrains in the northeastern hills of Sonoma County. 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 six highly regarded clones of Pinot Noir, primarily Mt. Eden, Pommard, Swan and Dijon 777.