Chalk Hill Estate Red 2011, Chalk Hill, Sonoma County

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$79.95 (330225)

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A departure from the normally cabernet-based estate blend from Chalk Hill, the 2011 is nearly half malbec with 1/4 cabernet sauvignon, equal parts petit verdot and syrah, and a splash of carmenere. Malbec does indeed lead the aromatics with it's floral-violet note and candied black fruit, filled in with succulent red berries and considerable chocolate-tinged oak influence. Very good length. A solid and satisfying wine, well balanced, even with close to 15% alcohol. For fans of big and bold wines. Tasted January 2015. J. Szabo (WineAlign.com)
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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A departure from the normally cabernet-based estate blend from Chalk Hill, the 2011 is nearly half malbec with 1/4...

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