Chalk Hill Merlot Russian River 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes The 2005 Chalk Hill Merlot contains 21% Malbec, which contributes blue fruit and flesh to the wines suppleness and structure. The intense purple wine lends aromas of bramble, berries, exotic spices, tobacco, molasses, and floral notes of violets and lavender. Ripe tannins encase mouth-filling, round flavors of anise, plum, blackberry and brown spice.

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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

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Snooth User: Timali86
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07/11/2011

Enjoyed it for $120 at Nobu's in Honolulu. Tasted great with new style sashimi.


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External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Chalk Hill Estate Merlot 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
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

At Chalk Hill, our small production Merlot comes from four south-west facing vineyards on steep slopes. Our Merlots soft yet elegant structure is created in the vineyard through low yields, abundant sun exposure, canopy management and hang time. We wait for a softening of tanin which coincides with berry softerning before the grapes are picked. Five different clones of the Merlot grape contribute to the final blend. - Winery ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

Chalk Hill Estate Merlot Sonoma 2005 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

At Chalk Hill, we take the growing and production of our Merlot seriously. We respect Merlot's vigorous tendencies in the vineyard and create an atmosphere in which the variety will yield optimum ripeness and richness.The 2005 Chalk Hill Merlot contains 21% Malbec, which contributes blue fruit and flesh to the wine's suppleness and structure. The intense purple wine lends aromas of bramble, berries, exotic spices, tobacco, molasses, and floral notes of violets and lavender. Ripe tannins encase mouth-filling, round flavors of anise, plum, blackberry and brown spice. - Winery



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Wine Tasting Notes The 2005 Chalk Hill Merlot contains 21% Malbec, which contributes blue fruit and flesh to the wines suppleness and structure. The intense purple wine lends aromas of bramble, berries, exotic spices, tobacco, molasses, and floral notes of violets and lavender. Ripe tannins encase mouth-filling, round flavors of anise, plum, blackberry and brown spice.

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