Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc

8.8231 ratings
8.815 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ed Matthews

Pretty boring, borderline average SB. Fruit is tropical with no hint of grassiness. Acid and zip are missing. Plenty ripe and it seems the mouthfeel is coming from oak. Why? Let SB be SB!

Pretty boring, borderline average SB. Fruit is tropical with no hint of grassiness. Acid and zip are missing. Plenty ripe and it seems the mouthfeel is coming from oak. Why? Let SB be SB!

5 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Kerry Wesley

Smooth. Full bodied. Has a little oakiness. Almost like a light Chardonnay

Smooth. Full bodied. Has a little oakiness. Almost like a light Chardonnay

3 people found it helpfulMay 14th, 2014
Al Shikoh

Straw colored. Very aromatic with grapefruit, tropical fruit, and cut grass on the nose. Lime on the palate with bright acidity and great minerality.

Straw colored. Very aromatic with grapefruit, tropical fruit, and cut grass on the nose. Lime on the palate with bright acidity and great minerality.

2 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016
Dan Ponce

Delicious white

Delicious white

2 people found it helpfulSep 14th, 2014
John Berghoff

Killer for the money.

Killer for the money.

2 people found it helpfulMay 12th, 2014
Mike Swinford

Warm weather wine. Butterscotch which is odd for a sauv blanc!

Warm weather wine. Butterscotch which is odd for a sauv blanc!

2 people found it helpfulMar 31st, 2013
"Odedi"

Dark golden in color with a honey tint.

Interesting nose with honey, red apples, spices, citrus, lemons, light tropical fruits, pears, melons, light diesel and white pepper.

Medium to full bodied and buttery, with medium minus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, honey, apples, bitter herbs, pears, spices and a touch of rotten citrus fruits.

Long finish with bitter almonds and spices.

What a nice surprise this is. This 11 years old, Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, is still kicking. It lost some of the acidity by now, but gained interesting complexity in return, and became spicy and creamy.

Good by itself or with food. Better in the first hour, as it became bitter and lost acidity after that. This is my last bottle. Good timing.

I paired it with smoked salmon and capers.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

Dark golden in color with a honey tint.

Interesting nose with honey, red apples, spices, citrus, lemons, light tropical fruits, pears, melons, light diesel and white pepper.

Medium to full bodied and buttery, with medium minus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, honey, apples, bitter herbs, pears, spices and a touch of rotten citrus fruits.

Long finish with bitter almonds and spices.

What a nice surprise this is. This 11 years old, Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, is still kicking. It lost some of the acidity by now, but gained interesting complexity in return, and became spicy and creamy.

Good by itself or with food. Better in the first hour, as it became bitter and lost acidity after that. This is my last bottle. Good timing.

I paired it with smoked salmon and capers.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2017
Terri Walker

Grapefruit and lime, well balanced with mild acidity. Very nice!

Grapefruit and lime, well balanced with mild acidity. Very nice!

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2017
Ron R
9.1

Superb.
The nose explodes with tropical fruits.
The palette is delicate and playful. White flowers, nectarines and peach co-mingle. Finishes with baked bread, minerals and a hint of melon. It possesses a sexy weight and density on the mid palette. This is a super summer go-to.

Superb.
The nose explodes with tropical fruits.
The palette is delicate and playful. White flowers, nectarines and peach co-mingle. Finishes with baked bread, minerals and a hint of melon. It possesses a sexy weight and density on the mid palette. This is a super summer go-to.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2016
Jo Anne B

Apricot and mango. Delish!

Apricot and mango. Delish!

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2016