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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Chalk Hill Merlot 2006
Chalk Hill Merlot 2006
(search item no. 102217)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Merlot's soft yet elegant structure is created in the vineyard through low yields, abundant sun exposure, canopy management and hang time. The wine presents a balance and elegance between ripe Merlot fruit and site-specific earthiness. Aromas of summer brush, huckleberry, eucalyptus and a slight smokiness are matched on the palate with violets, blueberry fruit, milk chocolate and moist earth.
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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.