Chalk Hill

Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

8.984 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Had another bottle to try. Wow wine seemed to pop. Light ruby color with red fruit aromas, currants and a touch of floral. The palate shows ripe sweet black cherry and raspberry with vanilla and toasty oak in a smooth mouthfeel. With lively acidity, the finish displays some spice and has long length carrying the fruit to the end.

Had another bottle to try. Wow wine seemed to pop. Light ruby color with red fruit aromas, currants and a touch of floral. The palate shows ripe sweet black cherry and raspberry with vanilla and toasty oak in a smooth mouthfeel. With lively acidity, the finish displays some spice and has long length carrying the fruit to the end.

Jul 16th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Light ruby color with dark red fruit aromas and sweet currants. The palate shows ripe sweet cherries with vanilla and toasty oak in a smooth mouthfeel. The finish displays some spice and has good length carrying the sweet fruit to the end.

Light ruby color with dark red fruit aromas and sweet currants. The palate shows ripe sweet cherries with vanilla and toasty oak in a smooth mouthfeel. The finish displays some spice and has good length carrying the sweet fruit to the end.

Mar 20th, 2016
Nick Benz

Not a lot of complexity, already losing steam for a 2011

Not a lot of complexity, already losing steam for a 2011

Feb 13th, 2015
JD
8.5

Dark, sweet and quintessentially Russian River. Beautiful aromas and mouth-filling flavors.

Dark, sweet and quintessentially Russian River. Beautiful aromas and mouth-filling flavors.

Jan 28th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Black raspberry and dark cherry fruit notes of fresh earth black truffle and exotic spices cardamom notes. Lots of dark berry fruit blackberry fruit and violet floral notes with notes of that spice and earth truffle nuance through the finish. Finish 45+ excellent+

Black raspberry and dark cherry fruit notes of fresh earth black truffle and exotic spices cardamom notes. Lots of dark berry fruit blackberry fruit and violet floral notes with notes of that spice and earth truffle nuance through the finish. Finish 45+ excellent+

Aug 21st, 2014
Jeff Sadosky

Nice surprise.

Nice surprise.

Jan 5th, 2020
Pinotman /// Andreas

First bottle was corked the second one was fine. A California fruit bomb par excellence. Very dark and highly extracted. Dark berries and sweet. >14%. Almost a Cab. Good if you like this style but not for me.

First bottle was corked the second one was fine. A California fruit bomb par excellence. Very dark and highly extracted. Dark berries and sweet. >14%. Almost a Cab. Good if you like this style but not for me.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Emily Biskup

Yes buy

Yes buy

May 29th, 2019
Susan M

Not too light. Good stuff.

Not too light. Good stuff.

Sep 26th, 2018
Steve Gerths

Trenton Vineyard. Very good wine

Trenton Vineyard. Very good wine

Feb 9th, 2018