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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 97079)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
The Wine News rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A Bordeaux blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

At Chalk Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon wine growing is a composition of diverse microclimates, distinct clones, hillside terrains and sunny exposures. This wine lends aromas of cassis, autumn leaves, graphite and mocha which prelude a palate laced with bramble berries, earth, roasted espresso beans, tar and black spices.

Its youthful yet integrated tannin structure makes this wine worthy of aging for 5 to 10 years.

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About Chalk Hill Winery:

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 the time-honored traditions of the first land grant pioneers, the Chalk Hill Estate operates as a family farm with the daily tasks of sustainable viticulture flowing seamlessly through the growing season and ultimately to estate bottled wines. Chalk Hill is the only 100% estate winery in the Chalk Hill AVA nestled within the Russian River Valley. The passion for meticulous viticulture has resulted in elegant, world-class wines.