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2014 Chalk Hill Clara's Vineyard Red Wine

2014 Chalk Hill Clara's Vineyard Red Wine

94 Points - Wine Spectator
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$85.00
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Available Starting Dec 11

Inky and dense, displays fruit-forward notes of blackberry and blueberry that mingle well with anise, dark chocolate, and smoky oak. The rich palate is balanced by sweet tannins and a velvety texture.

Ratings
94 Points - WIne Enthusiast. "A massive effort, rich, thick, deep and layered, with tiers of mocha, blackberry, espresso, cedar and crushed rock flavors, turning toward graphite and savory herb notes on the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2028.—J.L.; 91+ Points - Robert Parker. "A blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2014 Clara's Red is deep garnet-purple colored, with aromas of cassis, cedar bay leaves and chocolate box plus a touch of menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shows great sophistication and depth, with tons of youthful black fruit flavors framed by firm tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with very good persistence. -LPB
Winemaker Notes
2014 was a prime year, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit. Inky and dense in color, our Clara’s Red displays fruit-forward notes of blackberry and blueberry that mingle well with anise, dark chocolate, and smoky oak. The rich palate is balanced by sweet tannins and a velvety texture that are sure to keep you coming back for more! The 2014 Clara’s Red can be enjoyed upon release with decanting, but will reward those who are patient enough to cellar for 4-5 years.
Composition
59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 22, 2014
Sugar
25.7° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.7 g/L
pH
3.82
Aging
22 months; 100% French oak, 67% new
Fermentation
Cultured and native yeast fermentation 100% malolactic fermentation with bi-weekly bâtonnage
Alcohol %
14.90
Vineyard Notes
This wine comes from our 15.9-acre Clara’s Vineyard located on Chalk Hill Estate. First planted in 2003 this warm, south-facing site features rocky, porous volcanic soils that are ideal for red Bordeaux varieties. To preserve the long-term viability of the ecosystem, all of our vineyards are maintained using low-input, sustainable viticultural practices.

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