Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Chalk Hill Pinot Noir

91 Points – Wine Enthusiast

TASTING NOTES: Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is fruit-forward, expressive and elegant. Dark ruby in color, it displays aromas of black cherry and plum backed by subtle notes of mocha and vanilla. The palate is bright and full of cherry cola fruit with vanilla and oak undertones. It finishes with velvety soft tannins and lingering notes of cherry.


VARIETAL: Pinot Noir

COOPERAGE: Aged 5 months in French oak, 30% new

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Since its founding, Chalk Hill has been producing artisan wines from our Estate vineyards in the hills of northeastern Sonoma County. For decades, we have studied, prodded and coaxed our complex terroir to ensure that our Estate wines deliver vivid aromatics, commanding flavors, great character and regional accuracy. While our 300+ acres of vineyards surrounding the winery will always be the cornerstone of our identity, starting with the 2012 vintage, we began producing our first Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This 2021 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir comes from extraordinary vineyards throughout Sonoma County consisting primarily of Foley Family Estate Vineyards. Our Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir features fruit from some of the best sites in Carneros, Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Sonoma Coast.


The 2021 vintage was warmer than average with little rainfall leading to a relatively early bud-break. Warm temperatures continued into summer setting the stage for full ripening, fresh acidity and beautifully balanced fruit. The fruit was harvested September 10th – September 17th in the cool, early morning hours to preserve vibrant fruit character and balance of this year’s crop.