Chalk Hill Estate Red 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 112702
  • red wine
  • RP89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep, dark and dense, our 2008 Estate Red has a compelling bouquet packed with cherries, cassis, blackberries and cardamom. The palate is lush and concentrated with layers of blackberries, blueberries, hazelnut and cocoa. The supporting tannins are nicely concealed by the lush, opulent texture. While it shows surprisingly well now, this wine will only get better with time.

Blend: 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 2% Syrah, 2% Carménère

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Estate Red is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah and 2% Carmenere. This full-throttle, opulent red caresses the palate with silky dark fruit, exotic spices, chocolate, camphor, licorice and tar. There is nothing subtle about the Estate Red, yet all of the elements are nicely balanced through to the rich, sumptuous finish."
89 Points

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bpstlouis - Saint Louis, MO (read all my reviews)

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(7/2/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
One of our favorites! Big bold and smooth. Fantastic wine, especially for the price.
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Dave Muench - Perkiomenville, PA (read all my reviews)

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(5/1/2012)
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Learn About Chalk Hill Map ItMap It

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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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