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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2004
(search item no. 86633)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich and elegant wine

is the goal for the Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc." Although capable of expressing many different personalities, our Sauvignon Blanc"captures the uniqueness of our land. Our terroir and clonal diversity is brought to life in this beautiful vintage and exemplifies the great lengths to which we will go to create a perfect wine. Like all world-class wines, we begin our focus in the vineyard. Situated on premier growing sites—gravelly hillsides and loamy clay enclaves—we grow no less than nine clones of Sauvignon Blanc, all of which receive individual care.

At once both rich and elegant, lush aromas of grapefruit, honeysuckle and exotic spice are met by a vibrant band of tropical fruit and mineral flavors. The wine is lengthy and persistent, a classic effort.

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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.