Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
While the 2010 offers all the concentration and viscosity of previous Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blancs, it is decidedly more focused and pure in its fruit expression. Look for peach, guava, grapefruit and jasmine in the bouquet. The palate adds green apple and candied lemon peel to the mix.
"Equal parts delicious and intriguing, with spicy, smoky and floral notes. Meyer lemon, apricot and nectarine flavors end with a juicy, spicy finish, with touches of spice box and crushed rock."
"Chalk Hill's 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous wine loaded with cool-climate varietal character. Lemon, white peaches, tomato leaf and sage are nicely expressed in this vibrant, focused white. Ideally, the 2010 is best enjoyed over the next year or two, while the flavors remain crisp and lively. This is a hugely attractive wine from Chalk Hill. "
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Very nice. Enjoyed it. Will purchase again.
At first opening-not pleasant. Thought I'd give it a day and allow my pallet to reset. Second try next day-just as unpleasant. Down the drain. :(
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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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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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