2009 Chalk Hill Estate Red

Red Bordeaux Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 18

  • 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.

  • Life At Your Leisure wrote: (92 points)

    April 20, 2014 - Dark crimson color with a sharp, angular nose of dried meat and black fruits. The palate is dry and lifted with a tight grip on limestone slate, currant, and dark cherry notes. Strong, very upbeat and structured with lively acidity. Finishes long with hints of tobacco, graphite, smoke and spice. Not one of my favorite Estate Reds from Chalk Hill. The 2008 came out more balanced and supple. And the 2007 was just as powerful, but had riper, rounder fruit. Drink now with 40 minutes decanting until 2024.

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  • yaki wrote: (90 points)

    March 16, 2014 - Dark, opaque ruby color with slight purple rim in the glass. The bouquet is extremely ripe, with blackberry, prune and mocha. The palate is dense, with more blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and hints of caramel. Acidity is medium, and tannins are still a bit tight. There is some heat in the mid-palate. Finishes medium length. This is a wine for those who like ripe, plummy, powerful reds. Feels like it still needs another 2 - 3 years to fully integrate.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (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 528 (75%)
  • Consumed 179 (25%)

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  18 votes