Reviewed on 2018-08-02
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Rating 91
Style Red
Blend , Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Sonoma County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.9%
Price $52.00  Buy This Wine
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Long-Term Aging, Special Occasion Splurges, Treat Yo'self

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

Chalk Hill Estate Red 2015 Review

This is a classic, rich, elegant, Cabernet-driven red blend from a rather remote area of Sonoma County. Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Syrah make up the remainder of this nicely balanced blend. Aromas include red and black bramble fruit, and a hint of tea leaves and dried jasmine. Flavors are very fruit-forward, with a tannic, savory backbone. The oak is very well integrated, and adds more to the texture than the flavor. The texture is surprisingly lithe, with a long finish that does not fatigue the palate. While the ABV is a ripe 14.9%, this is not a perceptibly "hot" wine. Anyone who enjoys New World style Cabernet will appreciate this flavorful, nuanced wine.

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Chalk Hill Estate Red 2015
This is a classic, rich, elegant, Cabernet-driven red blend from a rather remote area of Sonoma County. Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Syrah make up the remainder of this nicely balanced blend. Aromas include red and black bramble fruit, and a hint of tea leaves and dried jasmine. Flavors are very fruit-forward, with a tannic, savory backbone. The oak is very well integrated, and adds more to the texture than the flavor. The texture is surprisingly lithe, with a long finish that does not fatigue the palate. While the ABV is a ripe 14.9%, this is not a perceptibly "hot" wine. Anyone who enjoys New World style Cabernet will appreciate this flavorful, nuanced wine.

Reviewed On: 08-02-2018
91
POINTS
Chalk Hill Estate Red 2015
This is a classic, rich, elegant, Cabernet-driven red blend from a rather remote area of Sonoma County. Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Syrah make up the remainder of this nicely balanced blend. Aromas include red and black bramble fruit, and a hint of tea leaves and dried jasmine. Flavors are very fruit-forward, with a tannic, savory backbone. The oak is very well integrated, and adds more to the texture than the flavor. The texture is surprisingly lithe, with a long finish that does not fatigue the palate. While the ABV is a ripe 14.9%, this is not a perceptibly "hot" wine. Anyone who enjoys New World style Cabernet will appreciate this flavorful, nuanced wine.

Reviewed On: 08-02-2018