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Chalk Hill Estate Red

93 Points – Wine Enthusiast

TASTING NOTES: Rich, savory, smooth. Age-worthy. Our Estate Red is the culmination of decades of site-specific research with the goal of creating a single red wine that evokes the unique character of the estate. The palate is dense and rich with layers of black fruits, dark chocolate and vanilla, framed by supple tannins. This wine will age beautifully over the next 15 years.


VARIETAL: 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Malbec,
5% Petit Verdot

COOPERAGE: Aged 20 months in French oak, 65% new

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Chalk Hill Estate is a compendium of unique microclimates, exposures and soil types. We are fortunate to be able to make everything from aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to big, bold Syrah. Nowhere is this ideal situation more evident than in our Estate Red, which is just that – the best blend of the red wines made from the estate. Each variety is perfectly matched to the vineyard site. The blend will also vary from year to year, as the vineyard yields and fruit quality depend greatly on the weather during springtime bloom and set, and during harvest.


Stainless Steel Fermentation with Pumpovers
100% Malolactic Fermentation with Bâtonnage
Cooperage: 100% French oak, 65% new
Barrel Aging: 20 months