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Chalk Hill Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Member Review by napagirl68:

I like this wine because I like russian river/ sonoma chards... typical flavor- mineral, apple, pear, a bit of nutmeg. I am not a fan of huge butter bombs, so if you are a malolactic fanatic, you probably won't like this one.

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Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery:
  Chalk Hill Estate Winery has a very unique terroir and climate, and when Fred Furth, founder of the winery, flew over the land in 1972, he knew that it had the potential to be a top-class vineyard. Chalk Hill Estate Winery is located in the Chalk Hill AVA, part of Sonoma County, and it is the only estate winery located within that AVA. The land itself borders the cooler Russian River V... Read more
  Chalk Hill Estate Winery has a very unique terroir and climate, and when Fred Furth, founder of the winery, flew over the land in 1972, he knew that it had the potential to be a top-class vineyard. Chalk Hill Estate Winery is located in the Chalk Hill AVA, part of Sonoma County, and it is the only estate winery located within that AVA. The land itself borders the cooler Russian River Valley and the warmer Alexander Valley, meaning that the 1,400 acre vineyard has a wide range of soil types and a microclimate that is unique to the region. Lisa Bishop Forbes, Chalk Hill’s winemaker, has managed to take the varied grapes that the region produces and turn them into extremely successful wines, especially Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and the winery’s Estate Red. Read less

Member Reviews for Chalk Hill Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: napagirl68
878432,684
3.50 5
01/09/2010

I like this wine because I like russian river/ sonoma chards... typical flavor- mineral, apple, pear, a bit of nutmeg. I am not a fan of huge butter bombs, so if you are a malolactic fanatic, you probably won't like this one.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: wreckingball
13701858
4.50 5
07/15/2009

A very interesting wine. It somehow straddles two styles of chardonnay. On one hand, it's a rich, dense wine with stone fruits and a creamy, smokey finish. On the other hand, it retains a wonderful, bright, crisp, character with nice acidity. Tremendous complexity.


Snooth User: gmt38
17743045
4.00 5
05/08/2009

Light and smooth - a really great wine to pair with cheese and fruit in the summertime!


Snooth User: barbarism
34810128
0.00 5
01/07/2010

Loved it!


Snooth User: donnampg
144430423
0.00 5
12/30/2013

My favorite splurge chardonnay. Very smooth and rich and creamy not sweet. Love it!


Snooth User: donnampg
144430423
4.50 5
12/30/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chalk Hill Estate Winery Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
04/30/2010

Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay Estate Bottled 2005 and all other premium wine from Chalk Hill Estate available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine ReviewRated 95On the one hand dense, deep and very well-extracted, yet on other both bright and balanced, this generously fruited offering is rife with wonderfully well-fit elements of juicy apples, citrus, sweet toast and cream in its rich aromas and follows with full-scaled flavors of real complexity and depth. A touch viscous but alive and in very fine balance from front to back, it continues to unfold at the finish with long flavors of fruit, minerals, spice and rich oak. There is far more wine here than first meets the nose and palate, and its remarkable impressions of layering tied to its perfectly focused Chardonnay fruit move this exceptional effort convincingly to the head of the class.Wine Tasting NotesThe wine boasts intense aromas of Asian pear, green apple, toasted hazelnut and integrated oak. Our signature combination of richness and elegance is evidenced by the creamy, crisp flavors of lemon pie, and exotic spice, all buoyed by the bright, fresh acidity.


External Review
11/17/2008

Chalk Hill has perfected American Sauvignon Blanc! Toasty oak blends with crisp, plush, ripe pear, apricot, lemon and cream, with a touch of Sauvignon Gris to enhance depth.


External Review
04/30/2010

Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay Estate Vineyard Selection 2005 and all other premium wine from Chalk Hill Estate available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
09/15/2008

Three Puffs: On the one hand dense, deep and very well-extracted, yet on other both bright and balanced, this generously fruited offering is rife with wonderfully well-fit elements of juicy apples, citrus, sweet toast and cream in its rich aromas and follows with full-scaled flavors of real complexity and depth. A touch viscous but alive and in very fine balance from front to back, it continues to unfold at the finish with long flavors of fruit, minerals, spice and rich oak. There is far more wine here than first meets the nose and palate, and its remarkable impressions of layering tied to its perfectly focused Chardonnay fruit move this exceptional effort convincingly to the head of the class.


External Review
05/12/2008

A rich, round and well-oaked style of Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of tropical and stone fruits enhance the minerality that shines through from the soil on which it is grown.


External Review
04/01/2008

Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Chalk Hill has perfected American Sauvignon Blanc! Toasty oak blends with crisp, plush, ripe pear, apricot, lemon and cream, with a touch of Sauvignon Gris to enhance depth.



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