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2016 Chalk Hill Estate Red Blend, Chalk Hill AVA

2016 Chalk Hill Estate Red Blend, Chalk Hill AVA

92 Points - Robert Parker
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SKU: 008078

Intense aromas of blackberry, anise, tobacco leaf and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and savory, with layered flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, and leather with oak influences of vanilla and toast.

Ratings

92 Points Robert Parker - The 2016 Estate Red is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot. Deep ruby-purple, it's scented of pencil lead, cedar, cassis, maraschino cherry, cigar box and chocolate with touches of cardamom and dried spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied and lushly fruited, with a firm frame of very ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.

Composition

47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot

Wine Specs

Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
9/30/2016-10/23/2016
Acid
5.41g/L
pH
3.86
Aging
20 Months in French oak (55% new)
Bottling Date
June 2018
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Enthusiast
90
Robert Parker
92

Production Notes

Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers 100% Malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage