Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California

$33.00 $19.99
Save $13.01
Item No. 125753
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST90
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

While this Sauvignon Blanc is long on richness and concentration, it also displays the structure and elegance of a cool growing season. The nose is suffused with pineapple, lychee, pear, orange blossoms and thyme. The palate is all lemon, grapefruit, mango and blood orange.

Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris, 3% Sauvignon Musque

Critical Acclaim

"Light yellow. A pungent, strongly perfumed bouquet evokes grapefruit, quince, vanilla and fresh flowers. Offers an array of spicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors, with herb and floral nuances adding complexity. Chewy and energetic, with powerful finishing cut, an echo of vanilla and very good length. This potent wine, made from 83% sauvignon blanc, 12% sauvignon gris and 3% sauvignon musque, would work extremely well with Thai or Vietnamese fish preparations."
90 Points

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Ack. Had high expectations for this, which I got on sale, and was disappointed. We did not get the aroma and flavor profiles in the reviews; honestly, the aroma was overwhelmingly of tar. As in black top. Not the crisp Sauv Blanc profile outlined. I drink a lot of this varietal and didn't even finish a glass of this. Not recommended. (Did not pair with food, so maybe that changes it).
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John Westcott - Bloomfield, CT (read all my reviews)

Style: Light & Crisp
Classic Chalk Hill SB with way too much alcohol (14.5%!) and it tastes like it. But even with that, it is very good.
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eca - Hollis, NH (read all my reviews)

Style: Light & Crisp
Big disappointment. Actually tastes like it has gone bad.
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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 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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