Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $33.99
Item No. 97653
  • WS90
  • WN90
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

A Bordeaux blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.

The 2005 growing season was long and slow, allowing intricate flavors to develop in our red grape vineyards. 8% Malbec, 4% Merlot and 3% Petit verdot highlight this varietal Cabernet, adding aromatic lift, complexity, and intrigue to the nose and palate. Aromas of cassis, autumn leaves, graphite and mocha prelude a palate laced with bramble berries, earth, roasted espresso beans, tar and black spices. Its youthful yet integrated tannin structure makes this wine worthy of aging 5 to 10 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich, powerful and full-bodied, this is marked by thick Syrah-like road tar, graphite, dried currant, sage and herbal flavors that are concentrated and reflective of a cool climate for Cabernet. Drink now through 2016."
90 Points

"The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits classic aromas of black currants, loamy soil and graphite. This medium to full-bodied, stylish, elegant, layered, concentrated Cabernet can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years."
89 Points

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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