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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 94261)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $28.99

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
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Near perfect in the way it tastes almost sweet, then pulls back into dryness. The flavors of pineapples, green apples, pears, peaches and honeysuckle are made even more delicious by the judicious application of new oak and sur lie aging." 93 Points
Wine Enthusiast

"Showing off a nicely ripe edge to its otherwise sleek fruit aromas of nectarine, white peach and varietal grasses and dry straw, this one is full and lightly fleshy in feel with a firming streak of youth- ful tightness providing both spine and balance for today as well as promising further rounding and richness as the wine ages. It needs but two or three years to see its best with dishes ranging from cracked crab to lobster newburg."
-Connoisseurs' Guide

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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.