Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This versatile wine pairs well with anything from fresh salads and sautéed vegetables to grilled seafood and pasta or enjoy as an aperitif.
Blend: 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Sauvignon Gris, 3% Sauvignon Musqué, and 3% Semillon.
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The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Estate has a pretty nose of wet stone, kaffir lime leaf, lemon and lime peel with kiwi and starfruit at the core plus floral hints. Light to medium-bodied, its intense tropical fruits are checked by rocky notions and zesty acidity, and it finishes long and refreshing. 7,114 cases produced.
Perhaps no other winery captures the casual luxury of Sonoma County better than Chalk Hill Estate. Founded nearly four decades ago, this spectacular 1300-acre property features 300 acres of vineyards, wilderness areas, winery, hospitality center, culinary garden, residence, stables, equestrian pavilion, sports fields, fishing and swimming ponds, and guest houses.
The winery's vineyards are thoughtfully woven through the native foliage and contoured to fit the intricate terrain. More than two-thirds of the Chalk Hill Estate remains uncultivated. The higher elevations offer stunning views of the Russian River Valley to the west and the Mayacamas Mountains to the east.
Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.