2017 Chalk Hill Mt. Eden Clone Pinot Noir
The 2017 Mt Eden Pinot Noir displays aromas of ripe raspberries, dried roses, red currant and dark chocolate which carry through to the palate. Flavors of sweet red fruit are rounded by rich tannins and a smooth finish. Enjoy this wine now or age up to 5 years.
100% Pinot Noir
September 4th, 2017
24.9° Avg Brix at harvest
10 months; 100% French oak, 67% new
100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage for four months
August 2, 2018
2017 began with heavy rains in winter which reinvigorated the vineyards going into bud break. The region had sunny days throughout the spring and summer, and a heat spike in August which propelled the harvest schedule.
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 the highly regarded Mt. Eden, Pommard, and Swan clones of Pinot Noir.