2016 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Estate

Year: 2016
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 92
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%
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"Vibrant and juicy, with fresh and fleshy peach, melon and nectarine flavors that are intense and flavorful, offering a note of dried honeysuckle that lingers. Drink now. 7,953 cases made.-MW" (WS)

"The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Estate delivers intense passion fruit, white peach and grapefruit notes with touches of musk perfume, wet slate and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate offers bags of stone fruit and citrus flavors, with a racy backbone and long mineral-tinged finish. 7,500 cases produced." (WA)

"Scents of fresh Pippin apples are graced with a quiet bit of oak and scattered notes of herbs on the nose here, and the wine's ample and similarly bright, full-but-zesty flavors stay keyed on slightly juicy apples. Although nicely filled and reasonably well-sustained, this one runs into a bit of back-palate coarseness just now, and, if service with food in the short term will help smooth off its finishing edges, another twelve months in bottle should do the trick even better. Reviewed: January 2018" (CG)

"This pretty wine is floral and beguiling on the nose. It was blended with 11% Sauvignon Gris and 6% Sauvignon Musqué, with the whole barrel fermented and aged in both French oak and stainless steel drums. Creamy and lush on the palate, the medium body is integrated and complex in highlights of apricot, lime and peach." (WE)