Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$53.99
Item No. 89522
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc

Rigorous viticultural standards, including strict adherence to low yields, leaf pulling to promote maturity and color, and multiple passes through the vineyard to harvest only those clusters at maximum ripeness, are all done in the quest for Chalk Hill's unmistakable quality. This strict regimen of focused winegrowing is applied to all of their family-owned vineyards.

The long stretch of dry, warm, autumn weather allowed for the slow progression toward full maturity, richness, weight, and flavor concentration. With minimal intervention, the entire vintage was allowed to progress in small tanks through a predominately native-yeast fermentation. A careful cap management plan extracted layers of flavor, concentrated texture and nuance that found its way to barrel, to bottle and ultimately to the glass. Bolstered by the ripe, velvety tannins, the rich and expansive texture creates a lush mouthfeel and indicates cellar worthiness.

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Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery was purchased recently by Bill Foley, proprietor of Foley Family Wines, who will continue the time-honored traditions that Fred Furth began. Founded in 1972 by Fred Furth, the Chalk Hill Estate encompasses 280 acres of carefully positioned vineyards, including the valley floor, hillsides, and ridge tops of a 1300 acre estate. Perpetuating...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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