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2017 Chalk Hill Carménère, Chalk Hill AVA

2017 Chalk Hill Carménère, Chalk Hill AVA

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SKU: 008171

Deep red in color, the 17 Chalk Hill Carménère opens with aromas of black licorice, dried thyme, blackberry and smoldering wood. It's soft, plush tannins meld together with flavors of toasted vanilla and raspberry providing an elegantly long finish.

Deep red in color, the 17 Chalk Hill Carménère opens with aromas of black licorice, dried thyme, blackberry and smoldering wood. It's soft, plush tannins meld together with flavors of toasted vanilla and raspberry providing an elegantly long finish.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Carménère
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
October 27, 2017
Sugar
24.6 Average Brix at Harvest
Acid
5.3 g/L
pH
3.77
Aging
20 Months in 100% French oak, 75% new
Fermentation
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers 100% malolactic fermentation, with bâtonnage
Bottling Date
June 9, 2019
Alcohol %
14.9

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 73% Carménère with the balance being Cabernet Sauvignon.