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2015 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc

92 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide
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Showcases pleasant aromas lime blossom, guava, grapefruit and toasted fennel. A balanced wine, it is both crisp and complex, finishing with rich texture and a graceful minerality.

Ratings
92 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide. "Ripe, well-extracted fruit jumps to the fore here early on and is this moderately full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc's driving force all the way to the finish, but the wine is far more than simply fruity and gives full play to the grape's herbal side with a nice dollop of carefully fit oak sweetening the mix. There is a juicy aspect to its frontal appeal, yet there is enough depth and reserve to say that it will be better if cellared, but, whether it is poured in the short term or set aside for a few years, it is a wine that wants pairing with full-flavored dishes such as a spicy, well-seasoned Provençal Bouillabaisse."; 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast. "A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué, this wine delights for its supple apricot and nectarine flavors. It's floral on the nose, with grapefruit and fennel scents, unfolding slowly to reveal a rich texture and fresh acidity." -VB
Winemaker Notes
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc showcases pleasant aromas lime blossom, guava, grapefruit and toasted fennel. A balanced wine, it is both crisp and complex with flavors of nectarine, grapefruit zest, and guava on the forefront. It finishes with rich texture and a graceful minerality.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with seafood, fresh pastas, or enjoy as an aperitif.
Composition
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Sauvignon Gris, 2% Sauvignon Musque
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Harvest Date
September 8 - September 15, 2015
Sugar
24.7° Brix at harvest
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
6.51
Aging
7 months; 56% french oak, 8% new, 44% stainless steel drums
Fermentation
barrel fermentation with native and cultured yeast; bi-weekly bâtonnage; no malolactic fermentation
Bottling Date
June 2016
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
91
Connoisseurs' Guide
92
Production Notes
Our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc captures the exotic, vibrant and complex fruit character of our estate-grown grapes. The vineyards are ideally situated to take advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposure to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musque add layers of flavor and interest to the blend. In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by minimizing exposure to air and fermenting in a combination of stainless steel and mainly neutral French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine. 2015 was another prime vintage with moderate temperatures throughout the spring and summer.

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