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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 125753)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator 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
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

While this Sauvignon Blanc is long on richness and concentration, it also displays the structure and elegance of a cool growing season. The nose is suffused with pineapple, lychee, pear, orange blossoms and thyme. The palate is all lemon, grapefruit, mango and blood orange.

Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris, 3% Sauvignon Musque

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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.