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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Chalk Hill Estate Red 2008
Chalk Hill Estate Red 2008
(search item no. 112702)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep, dark and dense, our 2008 Estate Red has a compelling bouquet packed with cherries, cassis, blackberries and cardamom. The palate is lush and concentrated with layers of blackberries, blueberries, hazelnut and cocoa. The supporting tannins are nicely concealed by the lush, opulent texture. While it shows surprisingly well now, this wine will only get better with time.

Blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 2% Syrah, 2% Carménère

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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.