2009 Chalk Hill Estate Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

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  • > Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • ocfriday Likes this wine: (88 points)

    January 14, 2015 - Needed more time in the cellar - give it a few more years.

  • EMark Likes this wine:

    December 9, 2014 - Modest nose showing woodiness more than fruitiness. Much lighter than I expected on the tongue. Some black fruit flavors but, certainly, not “over the top.” Some tobacco hints towards the back of the palate. There is some tannin here, and, way in the back I get some acid tartness, but the paucity of either suggests to me that this wine does not have much of an aging future. I’m enjoying it, today, but I’m also glad I pulled it out of my cellar.

  • Wine Lover 1964 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 2, 2014 - some have said this wine is a fruit bomb, blueberry shake and only good for tasting by itself. Maybe so, but it has tannins that suggest long life, fruit on the nose and palate that coat and very long finish with oak and vanilla flavors. If you don't like those things, you won't like this wine. However, this wine will continue to evolve and do so much in the coming years, I can't wait for my other 4 bottles. Excellent job!

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  • tautlinehitch Likes this wine: (90 points)

    September 21, 2014 - Rich nose of black fruit, briar, dry spice. Palate is jammy, with blackberry and a blast of alcohol heat (15.6%). Tannins and acid balance out the sweetness, making it tolerable with dinner, but basically this is a tasting room wine - over the top in normal circumstances.

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  • suarezd wrote: (92 points)

    September 14, 2014 - 30-60 mins of air. Medium nose, expressive palate of blue fruits, baking spices, and slight earth. Well balanced.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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    May/June 2013, Issue #168 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chalk Hill
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Estate Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Chalk Hill
  • UPC Code 016236008079

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 546 (72%)
  • Consumed 215 (28%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

95% Like It  21 votes