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2019 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

2019 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
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SKU: 108180

The 2019 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc opens with a floral nose, accented by honeydew, lemon and white pepper. A rich palate delivers abundant flavors of guava, mango and grapefruit.

The 2019 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc opens with a floral nose, accented by honeydew, lemon and white pepper. A rich palate delivers abundant flavors of guava, mango and grapefruit.

Winemaker 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.

Composition

92% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sauvignon Gris

Wine Specs

Vintage
2019
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 20 - 28, 2019
Acid
6.44 g/L
pH
3.21
Aging
7 months in 59% French oak (13% new), 41% stainless steel
Fermentation
cultured yeast fermentation in barrel, bi-weekly bâtonnage for three months
Bottling Date
June 2020
Alcohol %
14.6

Production Notes

In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by minimizing exposure to air and fermenting with carefully selected cultured yeast in a combination of stainless steel and French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine.

Vineyard Notes

The vineyards are ideally situated to take advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposures to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris adds layers of flavor and interest to the blend.