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Chalk Hill Proprietary Estate Red 2009

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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: EMark
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3.50 5
12/09/2014

Modest nose showing woodiness more than fruitiness. Much lighter than I expected on the tongue. Some black fruit flavors but, certainly, not “over the top.” Some tobacco hints towards the back of the palate. There is some tannin here, and, way in the back I get some acid tartness, but the paucity of either suggests to me that this wine does not have much of an aging future. I’m enjoying it, today, but I’m also glad I pulled it out of my cellar.


External Reviews for Chalk Hill Proprietary Estate Red

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/02/2013

Both firm and supple, with spicy, loamy earth, red currant, red candy and dark berry notes, gaining a nice, minerally edge on the finish. The tannins give the flavors traction. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Carmenère. Best from 2013 through 2023.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/02/2013

Inky ruby. Cherry-vanilla, blackcurrant, pipe tobacco and pungent Indian spices on the nose, with a sexy floral nuance gaining power with air. Smooth, appealingly sweet dark berry preserve flavors are brightened by tangy acidity and show very good clarity. Dusty tannins add grip to the finish, with the tobacco and vanilla notes echoing.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/19/2013

Chalk Hill Winery consistently showcases a unique corner of California wine making and their illustrious Proprietary Red is a fine example of why they deserve the respect that they get.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/08/2013

TThis delivers an immediate hit of fresh fruit up front, appealing in its saturated texture and dark spice. Then gravelly tannins restrain it, making the wine feel less fat and more savory. A blend of Bordeaux varieties, this shows its ripeness with air.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/02/2013

Chalk Hill’s 2009 Estate Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot, with dollops of Petit Verdot and Syrah. Firm tannins support plums, dark cherries, mocha, spices and licorice in this full-bodied, intense wine. I get the sense that with a lighter hand this might have been a materially more complex wine, which is to say more in line with the rest of the estate’s wines. Today the 2009 comes across as a bit overdone. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.



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