2016 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Chalk Hill AVA
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Crisp and fresh! Boasts bright and acidic fruits on the nose including sweet grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime blossom, white tea, and toasted fennel. The palate is succulent with grapefruit zest, nectar, lime, and flint.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "This is floral and beguiling on the nose. It was blended with 11% Sauvignon Gris and 6% Sauvignon Musque, fermented and aged in both French oak and stainless steel drums. Creamy and lush on the palate, the medium body is integrated and complex in highlights of apricot, lime and peach. -V.B. 92 Points - Wine Advocate. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Estate delivers intense passion fruit, white peach and grapefruit notes with touches of musk perfume, wet slate and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate offers bags of stone fruit and citrus flavors, with a racy backbone and long mineral-tinged finish. 7,500 cases produced.
Our Estate Sauvignon Blanc boasts bright and acidic fruits on
the nose including sweet grapefruit, honeydew melon, lime blossom, white tea, and
toasted fennel. The palate is succulent with grapefruit zest, nectar, lime, and flint.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this versatile wine with your favorite appetizers or first course to your dinner.
barrel fermentation with native and cultured yeast; bi-weekly bâtonnage no malolactic fermentation
June 26, 2017
Our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc captures the exotic, vibrant and complex fruit
character of our estate-grown grapes. The vineyards are ideally situated to take
advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposures to sun and wind.
Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué add layers of flavor and interest to the
blend. In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by
minimizing exposure to air and fermenting with native and cultured yeast in a
combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak. Aging on the lees with
regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and
The 2016 growing season began with an earlier than average bud break and fruit
set followed by moderate temperatures in spring and summer. This allowed for
even ripening, and balanced flavors to set the stage for producing a crisp, fresh