Since 1972, Chalk Hill has been committed to creating terroir-driven wines of character, richness and elegance from Sonoma County’s rolling hills. With a passionate dedication to chardonnay, we showcase the incredible diversity of our estate vineyards to make the best quality wines possible with a vision for generations to come. While our estate vineyards are the cornerstone of our identity, our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay allows us to create wines of elegance with an expanded palette of exceptional cool-climate fruit. The 2022 vintage features Chardonnay from diverse sites within the Sonoma Coast, primarily: Foley Family estate and partner vineyards in Sonoma Los Carneros, Chalk Hill and the Russian River Valley. These sites have strong moderating influence of fog from the Pacific Ocean, and San Pablo Bay with sandy clay loam soils in the Russian River, and sedimentary clay loam soils in Sonoma Los Carneros. By blending fruit from diverse, individual sites with varying growing conditions, we are able to craft a wine that offers outstanding complexity, consistency and value.
The fruit was harvested September 9th – September 28th in the cool, early morning hours to preserve vibrant fruit character. The wine was aged sur lie in 25% new French oak for 9 months.