Chalk Hill

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2264 ratings
9.130 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Carménère
Top Notes For
Renato Hoyle

Big but balanced. Needs time.

Big but balanced. Needs time.

May 15th, 2018
Sommelara

Delicioso!

Delicioso!

2 people found it helpfulMay 26th, 2014
Patrick Kelly

Too early for this although it's delicious. Lots of oaky tannins and cherry, blackberry, currant and vanilla. Next bottle in 2020

Too early for this although it's delicious. Lots of oaky tannins and cherry, blackberry, currant and vanilla. Next bottle in 2020

2 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

A blend of 47% Malbec, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 petite Verdot, 11% Syrah and 3% carmenere this wine is very different from the 2010 this wine has a lot of peppery spice black earth and dark berry fruit blueberry and blackberry fruit white pepper spice very complex after it has been opened for an hour. Big and chewy with an array of dark berry fruit dark earth bitter chocolate and a good amount of that white pepper spice on the finish. Finish 50+ excellent +

A blend of 47% Malbec, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12 petite Verdot, 11% Syrah and 3% carmenere this wine is very different from the 2010 this wine has a lot of peppery spice black earth and dark berry fruit blueberry and blackberry fruit white pepper spice very complex after it has been opened for an hour. Big and chewy with an array of dark berry fruit dark earth bitter chocolate and a good amount of that white pepper spice on the finish. Finish 50+ excellent +

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2014
Martha Romero

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1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2014
Brian Brown

Asparagus on the nose.

Asparagus on the nose.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2014
Isaac Pirolo

So I've avoided the 2012 in favor of the 2013, but when Costco closes out magnums at the price of singles then I'll bite, bigly.

It's clear this isn't the superstar that is the 2013, but its approachable charm is flattering. Black currant and crème de cassis meld with cedar and creamy mocha brings it all to a gliding finish. Some secondary licorice and coffee provide depth to this easy drinker.

So I've avoided the 2012 in favor of the 2013, but when Costco closes out magnums at the price of singles then I'll bite, bigly.

It's clear this isn't the superstar that is the 2013, but its approachable charm is flattering. Black currant and crème de cassis meld with cedar and creamy mocha brings it all to a gliding finish. Some secondary licorice and coffee provide depth to this easy drinker.

Feb 26th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Slightly cloudy medium to deep ruby red. Beautiful Cali nose, coated in dark berries, black cherries, black and blue berries, cinnamon, almost like a snicker-doodle. Delicious. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) and a thick, rich, voluptuous full body. Complex and layered with dark cocoa, baking spices and cassis. Long and lingering finish. This 2007 isn't done yet. Drink till 2027.

Slightly cloudy medium to deep ruby red. Beautiful Cali nose, coated in dark berries, black cherries, black and blue berries, cinnamon, almost like a snicker-doodle. Delicious. Moderate tannins (7.5/10) and a thick, rich, voluptuous full body. Complex and layered with dark cocoa, baking spices and cassis. Long and lingering finish. This 2007 isn't done yet. Drink till 2027.

Nov 17th, 2016
Isaac Pirolo

Staining red ink. Doesn't leap out of the glass, but what is apparent on the nose gives confidence for what's to come. Explosive on the palate, with blackberry, blackberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, cedar, pencil shavings, and mocha. Silky and polished, this glides on and on. This would easily be $100+ in Napa... Thank God for Sonoma.

Staining red ink. Doesn't leap out of the glass, but what is apparent on the nose gives confidence for what's to come. Explosive on the palate, with blackberry, blackberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, cedar, pencil shavings, and mocha. Silky and polished, this glides on and on. This would easily be $100+ in Napa... Thank God for Sonoma.

Oct 14th, 2016
Jordan Gianelli

Had from a 375ml. Holding up alright but the fruit isn't aging to well. In a couple of years this guy will have prune like characteristics that are starting to show. Drink em if you got em! Nice wine for sure.

Had from a 375ml. Holding up alright but the fruit isn't aging to well. In a couple of years this guy will have prune like characteristics that are starting to show. Drink em if you got em! Nice wine for sure.

Apr 20th, 2016