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2014 Chalk Hill Estate Red

2014 Chalk Hill Estate Red

92 Points - Robert Parker
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$70.00
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SKU: 008055

Soft and rich with a fragrant bouquet of black cherry, black tea and lavender. Black currants, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate and leather. A distinct oak nuance intermingles seamlessly with supple tannins on the long finish.

Ratings
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "Blended of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot and 5% Syrah, the 2014 Estate Red has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of blackberry preserves, crème de cassis and cedar with touches of baking spices, vanilla pod, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Full bodied, concentrated and generously fruited, it has firm, ripe, velvety tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with the oak poking through. Afford it another 2-3 years in bottle and enjoy it over the next 15+ years."; 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2014 Estate Red is soft and rich with a fragrant bouquet of black cherry, black tea and lavender. The palate is plush and round, offering flavors of black currants, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate and leather. As the flavors fan out across the palate, a distinct oak nuance intermingles seamlessly with supple tannins on the long finish. This wine is appealing in its youth, but will also age beautifully over the next 10 years.
Composition
48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 16% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Syrah
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Red Blends
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 22 - October 8, 2014
Sugar
25.0° Avg Brix at harvest
Acid
5.9 g/L
pH
3.76
Aging
Stainless Steel
Fermentation
Stainless steel fermentation with pumpovers; 100% malolactic fermentation with bâtonnage
Bottling Date
July 25-26, 2016
Alcohol %
15.40
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Advocate
92
Production Notes
CHALK HILL ESTATE is a compendium of unique microclimates, exposures and soil types. We are fortunate to be able to make everything from aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to big, bold Syrah. Nowhere is this ideal situation more evident than in our Estate Red, which is just that – the best blend of the red wines made from the estate. Each variety is perfectly matched to the vineyard site. The blend will also vary from year to year, as the vineyard yields and fruit quality depend greatly on the weather during springtime bloom and set, and during harvest. This 2014 Estate Red is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah.

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