Chalk Hill Estate Red 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chalk Hill Estate Red 2016

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Chalk Hill Estate Red 2016

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This delicious artisinal red blend was aged for one year in French and American oak, made of 35% Syrah, 34% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. It will please both Cabernet lovers and Big Bold Red lovers. Look for cherries, mocha, vanilla and cloves in the nose. On the palate, cherry, oriental spice and spices elegantly express the complexity of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Juicy and full bodied with soft tannins accented by sweet vanilla oak, this is a terrific American BBQ red. 

Category Red Wine
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Region California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill
Brand Chalk Hill
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Estate Red is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot. Deep ruby-purple, it's scented of pencil lead, cedar, cassis, maraschino cherry, cigar box and chocolate with touches of cardamom and dried spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied and lushly fruited, with a firm frame of very ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long. 4,998 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 2019
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Wine EnthusiastThis blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Merlot is concentrated and rich. The full-bodied palate is built by thick tannins, with flavors of earthy dried herb and blackberry jam that linger on the finish.

Virginie Boone, January 2020
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Wine SpectatorOffers a burst of plum and black cherry compote flavors, backed by licorice notes and a hint of blueberry cobbler. Maintains an ebullient profile through the polished, moderately toasted and accessible finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Drink now through 2022.

James Molesworth, October 2019

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