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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Chalk Hill Chardonnay 1998
Chalk Hill Chardonnay 1998
(search item no. 10696)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $37.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is perhaps the most elegant Chardonnay ever produced by Chalk Hill. The wine displays the tropical fruit and mineral characteristics of the estate, and is delicately infused with citrus, pear and honeysuckle, an imprint from the cool vintage conditions.
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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.