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Review: Chalk Hill 2019 Estate Chardonnay and 2018 Estate Red

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Two new releases, each bottled from property fruit, from the all the time dependable Chalk Hill. Let’s get to work:

2019 Chalk Hill Property Chardonnay Chalk Hill AVA – We final noticed this wine during a visit to Chalk Hill’s winery, the place it confirmed simply as fantastically because it does at the moment. Apple and vanilla, with a giant dollop of silky coconut cream on prime, make a right away displaying, adopted by a squeeze of lemon that provides acidity. The wine doesn’t scream complexity nevertheless it does invite jubilant consumption. I’ll by no means complain when this one’s on the desk. A- / $45

2018 Chalk Hill Property Crimson Chalk Hill AVA – This dense and chewy wine consists of 54% cabernet sauvignon, 34% malbec, 10% petit verdot, and a couple of% carmenere. Simply mistaken for a pure cabernet, the wine is laden with notes of chocolate and occasional bean, dense currants and plums. A while in glass helps notes of softer cherry and vanilla to percolate, the end hinting at Nutella unfold and the lightest contact of fennel and a few spearmint. Tannins are already well-mellowed. There’s room right here for this wine to develop. I just lately tasted this aspect by aspect with the 2017 (pictured) at Chalk Hill‘s pleasant Harvest Celebration and the older classic was on level, however that most likely means the upside right here is equally vital. A- / $70

2018 Chalk Hill Property Crimson




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