Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

9.071 ratings
9.111 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Deep garnet red. Interesting nose with lots on woody notes, vegetal, leather, soft dark berries and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark berries on the palate with some spices and forest floor. Even a little mushrooms and oaky notes. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Deep garnet red. Interesting nose with lots on woody notes, vegetal, leather, soft dark berries and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark berries on the palate with some spices and forest floor. Even a little mushrooms and oaky notes. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Nov 17th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Dark garnet red and a touch of ruby with bricking edges. Dark spices on the nose, dark cocoa, dark berries, and a little dirty. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark plums on the palate with some earthiness, spices and a bit more acidity than the 2003. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Dark garnet red and a touch of ruby with bricking edges. Dark spices on the nose, dark cocoa, dark berries, and a little dirty. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark plums on the palate with some earthiness, spices and a bit more acidity than the 2003. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Nov 17th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep garnet core with bricking edges. Took some time to open up with some charred meats, dark berries, dark cocoa, truffles, and damp forest floor. Good bit of acidity and medium tannins (6/10). Notes of herbs, dark red berries, anise, spices and forest floor. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Deep garnet core with bricking edges. Took some time to open up with some charred meats, dark berries, dark cocoa, truffles, and damp forest floor. Good bit of acidity and medium tannins (6/10). Notes of herbs, dark red berries, anise, spices and forest floor. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Nov 17th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby in the core. Aged nose with notes of plums, damp earth, truffles and tobacco. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. A touch toasty on the palate with burnt cherries, bark and some cocoa leaves. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Deep garnet red with a touch of ruby in the core. Aged nose with notes of plums, damp earth, truffles and tobacco. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. A touch toasty on the palate with burnt cherries, bark and some cocoa leaves. Medium to medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Oct 15th, 2017
Michelle Carchedi

#chalkhill1997 #cabernetsauvignon #sonoma nice, mild and a little thin.

#chalkhill1997 #cabernetsauvignon #sonoma nice, mild and a little thin.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2015
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Deep garnet red. Lots of secondary notes on the nose. Damp earth and leaves, rich mushrooms, truffles, smoked wood and black cherries. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark cocoa and espresso beans on the palate, even a bit of dark berries and bark. Slight minerality in he medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Deep garnet red. Lots of secondary notes on the nose. Damp earth and leaves, rich mushrooms, truffles, smoked wood and black cherries. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Dark cocoa and espresso beans on the palate, even a bit of dark berries and bark. Slight minerality in he medium plus finish. Drink till 2018.

Jan 16th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.2

2003 brought by a friend! First time for self. Still had life with 13 years of bottle age. Soft tannins with gorgeous fruit component. Great with boned in ribeye at Chophouse dinner with Monday night wine group. A solid 92!

2003 brought by a friend! First time for self. Still had life with 13 years of bottle age. Soft tannins with gorgeous fruit component. Great with boned in ribeye at Chophouse dinner with Monday night wine group. A solid 92!

Dec 6th, 2016
Jay Kline

Sublime. Text book, classic CS. Thanks Tom!

Sublime. Text book, classic CS. Thanks Tom!

Jun 12th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Garnet red with some browning on the edges. Nose was definitely tight to start, with a couple hours of air it changes from chalky and savory to some dark berries. Kind of all mixed together. Cassis and blackberries in the attack with some earthy and vegetal undertones. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and a moderate body. Slightly furry moderate plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Garnet red with some browning on the edges. Nose was definitely tight to start, with a couple hours of air it changes from chalky and savory to some dark berries. Kind of all mixed together. Cassis and blackberries in the attack with some earthy and vegetal undertones. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and a moderate body. Slightly furry moderate plus finish. Drink till 2019.

May 16th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Must have had a nicely toasted barrel. Charred meat on the nose to start and some light dark berries. Tannins 6.5/10, furry, and moderate body. Moderate lingering tannins. Always a great overall wine. Never fails

Must have had a nicely toasted barrel. Charred meat on the nose to start and some light dark berries. Tannins 6.5/10, furry, and moderate body. Moderate lingering tannins. Always a great overall wine. Never fails

Nov 30th, 2015