Chalk Hill Merlot 2000

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

$49.99
Item No. 75514
  • red wine
  • WE89
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a Merlot of substantial proportions, taking the "right bank" Bordeaux appellations of Pomerol and St.-Émilion as direct inspiration. Concentrated flavors of black cherry, blueberry, cassis, plum, and chocolate mingle with spicy oak, and the finish is expansive and persistent. Pair this wine with roasted meats and other hearty foods, but also experiment with cheeses and herbed dishes to expose the wine's inherent balance and richness.

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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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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