Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Chardonnay

9.15 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A Fav! Medium lemon with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral, cedar and citrus. On the palate apple, pear & ripe apricot, buttery with some citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty toasty oak notes. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit and integrated creamy oak. Nice!

A Fav! Medium lemon with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral, cedar and citrus. On the palate apple, pear & ripe apricot, buttery with some citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty toasty oak notes. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit and integrated creamy oak. Nice!

Aug 21st, 2021
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The 2018 Chardonnay is loaded with apricot, tangerine peel, pineapple and sweet new oak. The overt, racy style works well here. A hint of reduction on the finish adds a nice counterpoint. Drink this mid-weight, easygoing Chardonnay over the next handful of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021)

The 2018 Chardonnay is loaded with apricot, tangerine peel, pineapple and sweet new oak. The overt, racy style works well here. A hint of reduction on the finish adds a nice counterpoint. Drink this mid-weight, easygoing Chardonnay over the next handful of years. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021)

Jul 30th, 2021
Meg Herring

Very very creamy and robust. You have to like big chardonnay to enjoy this! (Luckily for me I like all forms of Chardonnay.) I don’t find the oak overwhelming here though. It’s more MLF bold than oak bold, if that’s makes sense? 🤷‍♀️ Oak is definitely present — I just don’t find it over the top. Pineapple, cream, vanilla, lemon curd.

Very very creamy and robust. You have to like big chardonnay to enjoy this! (Luckily for me I like all forms of Chardonnay.) I don’t find the oak overwhelming here though. It’s more MLF bold than oak bold, if that’s makes sense? 🤷‍♀️ Oak is definitely present — I just don’t find it over the top. Pineapple, cream, vanilla, lemon curd.

Jul 12th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium lemon with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral and citrus. On the palate apple & apricot, tad buttery with some citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty toasty oak notes. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit and creamy oak. A Fav! Nice!

Medium lemon with aromas of stone fruits, spice, floral and citrus. On the palate apple & apricot, tad buttery with some citrus zest, honeysuckle and nutty toasty oak notes. Smooth, long finish, well balanced with acidity, ending with fruit and creamy oak. A Fav! Nice!

Jul 11th, 2021
Jennifer Everman

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Jun 7th, 2021