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2019 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

2019 Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

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SKU: 108217A

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2021
93 Points – Tasting Panel
92 Points, Best Buy – Wine & Spirits
91 Points – Wine Spectator

Aromas of red apple and ripe pear meld with hints of honeysuckle and orange-peel and a bit of toasty marshmallow. A bright entry gives way to a creamy, rich texture with extended notes of caramel and Macintosh apple, and a long, clean, juicy finish.

Subtle gold tones shine through in this 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Aromas of red apple and ripe pear meld with hints of honeysuckle and orange-peel and a bit of toasty marshmallow. A bright entry gives way to a creamy, rich texture with extended notes of caramel and Macintosh apple, and a long, clean, juicy finish

Winemaker Notes

Subtle gold tones shine through in this 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Aromas of red apple and ripe pear meld with hints of honeysuckle and orange-peel and a bit of toasty marshmallow. A bright entry gives way to a creamy, rich texture with extended notes of caramel and Macintosh apple, and a long, clean, juicy finish.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Harvest Date
September 10th - October 28th, 2018
Sugar
23.5° Avg Brix at Harvest
Acid
5.2 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
11 months sur lie; French, American and Hungarian oak, 22% new
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Spectator
91
Wine & Spirits
92

Production Notes

The 2019 harvest started 1-2 weeks later than usual. A wet winter and spring followed by persistent cool temperatures extended the growing season allowing the grapes to mature gradually. Vintners from around the state are praising the full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance of this year’s crop. The fruit for this 2019 Chardonnay was harvested in late August through September.

Vineyard Notes

Since its founding, Chalk Hill has been producing artisan wines from our Estate vineyards in the hills of northeastern Sonoma County. For four decades we have studied, prodded and coaxed our complex terroir to ensure that our Estate wines deliver vivid aromatics, commanding flavors, great character and regional accuracy. While our 300+ acres of vineyards surrounding the winery will always be the cornerstone of our identity, starting with the 2011 vintage, in addition to our Estate Chardonnay, we started producing our first Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. This 2018 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay comes from extraordinary vineyards throughout Sonoma County consisting primarily of Foley Family estate vineyards. Our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay features fruit from some of the best sites in the Russian River Valley, Carneros, and Chalk Hill. The fruit coming from the Chalk Hill AVA provides richness, concentration, viscosity and nuttiness, while the Carneros AVA delivers structure and notes of apple and pear.