Chalk Hill

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2484 ratings
9.148 pro ratings
Chalk Hill, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Carménère
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9.0

The 2017 Estate Red is an unusual blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot. Racy and opulent to the core, the 2017 packs a serious punch. Jammy red fruit, chocolate, iron, smoke, tobacco and incense add layers of savory, earthy complexity. The 2017 is maybe just a bit rustic, but it has plenty of depth, too. Give it an hour or two in the decanter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021)

The 2017 Estate Red is an unusual blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot. Racy and opulent to the core, the 2017 packs a serious punch. Jammy red fruit, chocolate, iron, smoke, tobacco and incense add layers of savory, earthy complexity. The 2017 is maybe just a bit rustic, but it has plenty of depth, too. Give it an hour or two in the decanter. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, July 2021)

Jul 30th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 47% Cab Sauv, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot & 7% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, herb, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit with licorice, cacao, leather and oak, well balanced. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. A pleasure to drink. Very nice!

Blend of 47% Cab Sauv, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot & 7% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, herb, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit with licorice, cacao, leather and oak, well balanced. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. A pleasure to drink. Very nice!

May 1st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 47% Cab Sauv, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot & 7% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, herb, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit with licorice, cacao, leather and oak, well balanced. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. A pleasure to drink. Very nice!

Blend of 47% Cab Sauv, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot & 7% Merlot, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, herb, tobacco and floral notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry fruit with licorice, cacao, leather and oak, well balanced. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with fruit, oak and spice. A pleasure to drink. Very nice!

Apr 18th, 2021
Renato Hoyle

Big but balanced. Needs time.

Big but balanced. Needs time.

May 15th, 2018
Ron R
9.2

A nose dominated with raspberries, and a hint of coconut.
The palete has rich black currants notes, followed by a touch of damp soil. Lovely ripe tannins and bright acidity complete the experience. A true Bdx attempt from Napa is always a vivid take on its French counterpart.

A nose dominated with raspberries, and a hint of coconut.
The palete has rich black currants notes, followed by a touch of damp soil. Lovely ripe tannins and bright acidity complete the experience. A true Bdx attempt from Napa is always a vivid take on its French counterpart.

Dec 23rd, 2017
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
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Awesome red blend 2013 ! After trying this beautiful red I believe this is the Robert Parker 96+. Loaded with black fruits, soft tannins , lush ! The cab blends great with the Malbec and other 4 reds in this wine. Purchased at Wineworks on sale for 47.98, Reg Price was64.99.. I give this a Strong 98-100! It's that Great. CB

Awesome red blend 2013 ! After trying this beautiful red I believe this is the Robert Parker 96+. Loaded with black fruits, soft tannins , lush ! The cab blends great with the Malbec and other 4 reds in this wine. Purchased at Wineworks on sale for 47.98, Reg Price was64.99.. I give this a Strong 98-100! It's that Great. CB

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2016
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