Calluna Vineyards

Calluna Estate Chalk Hill Red Blend

9.172 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.2

Started out one-dimensional, but over time, transitioned into something quite interesting. Thanks @Mo Salem for sharing.

Started out one-dimensional, but over time, transitioned into something quite interesting. Thanks @Mo Salem for sharing.

Apr 11th, 2020
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.3

Love these wines. Very elegant expression of the Chalk Hill terroir.

Love these wines. Very elegant expression of the Chalk Hill terroir.

May 9th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

The ‘11 is in a great spot right now. All 5 bdx grapes heavily represented with cab sauv leading the way at 44%. Merlot provides lift and a heavy dose of cab franc brings the mid palate depth. You can smell this in the decanter from across the room.

The ‘11 is in a great spot right now. All 5 bdx grapes heavily represented with cab sauv leading the way at 44%. Merlot provides lift and a heavy dose of cab franc brings the mid palate depth. You can smell this in the decanter from across the room.

Nov 19th, 2017
David Langstaff

Pleasant. But no length. A bit stark and tannic. Admittedly opened it young. A good wine but did t stand up to the 2009 Capture Revelation.

Pleasant. But no length. A bit stark and tannic. Admittedly opened it young. A good wine but did t stand up to the 2009 Capture Revelation.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014
Daron Watson

subtle aromas of blackberry patch, plum, cigar box & suede ~ soft & plush, rich, sweet & tart fruit, grilled herb & mineral finish

subtle aromas of blackberry patch, plum, cigar box & suede ~ soft & plush, rich, sweet & tart fruit, grilled herb & mineral finish

Jan 15th, 2017
Chris Leon

Showing it's vintage, site and winemaker; restrained,
focused & domestic.

Showing it's vintage, site and winemaker; restrained,
focused & domestic.

Feb 23rd, 2015
Courtney Humiston

Sommelier Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, Freelance Wine Writer

9.2

A tapenade of black olives and gravel; violets and cocoa- dusted almonds

A tapenade of black olives and gravel; violets and cocoa- dusted almonds

Dec 9th, 2014
Chris Leon

Bordeaux via domestic cont.

Bordeaux via domestic cont.

Oct 27th, 2014
Peter J.

3500 91rp

3500 91rp

Jun 13th, 2014
Brian Tuite

Just checking the diapers. Hubba hubba!

Just checking the diapers. Hubba hubba!

Feb 23rd, 2014