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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay 2006
Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 110351)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $38.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Barrel fermented with native yeasts and bottled without fining or filtration, this wine experienced a gentle and natural progression from grape to bottle.

Aromas of white flowers, ginger, and white peach preceed a slight flintiness and fresh cream. The palate combines Asian pear, jasmine blossom, and a sur-lie creaminess with and earthy, wet-stone minerality.

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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.