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Chalk Hill Estate Red 2015

$49.98

SKU 016236008079

750ml

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Bold, deep and concentrated are just some of the ways to describe the 2015 Estate Red. It opens with intense aromas of blackberry, anise, lavender and dark chocolate. The palate offers more savory qualities like iron, tobacco and bay leaf while broad, supple tannins tie all of the flavors together. The finish is strikingly long and complemented by a slight toastiness from the oak influence.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Chalk Hill
Brand Chalk Hill
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa94+

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Estate Red is deep garnet-purple colored and delivers a good amount of oak-inspired notions to begin over a core of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry pie, preserved plums and chocolate box with hints of vanilla pod and cigar box. Big, concentrated and full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves, framed by ripe, firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a woody note. Forget it for 5-6 years and drink it over the next 20. 5,240 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, June 29, 2018
  • ws87

Wine Spectator Complex and Bordeaux-like, with a lively mix of fruit, cedary oak, gravel and savory herb flavors, this struggles to find a focus and the intensity should sustain it to more pleasing times. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2028. 5,240 cases made.

James Laube, 2018