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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2000
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2000
(search item no. 53216)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We achieve our full-flavored, complex wines by combining winemaking methods from the New World and Old World. A portion of the juice is fermented in tank with cultured yeast to maximize varietal character, while the balance is racked directly to barrels for fermentation with native yeast to enhance complexity and mouthfeel. All of the new wine is aged in oak and stirred biweekly through completion of a native malolactic fermentation, after which the lees are stirred monthly. The result is a wine with concentrated and complex varietal character, mouthfilling flavors, silky texture and expansive palate impression. It is a wine for the table, and we encourage you to pair it with a wide range of dishes, where the richness and complexity of the wine will be powerfully and elegantly evident.
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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.