2018 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Estate

Year: 2018
Appellation: Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"The mouthwatering pear, lemon and tangerine flavors show plenty of intensity, set on a sleek frame. Offers a touch of dried apricot on the finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. -MW" (WS)

"This is a creamy, lush and layered white that offers a depth of fruit-forward intensity. Peach, melon, dried herb and a hint of ginger combine on the broad palate. -Virginie Boone" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc captures the exotic, vibrant and complex fruit character of our estate-grown grapes. The vineyards are ideally situated to take advantage of soil changes, different aspects, and exposures to sun and wind. Sauvignon Gris and Sauvignon Musqué add layers of flavor and interest to the blend. In the winery, we preserve the distinctive aromatics of the grapes by minimizing exposure to air and fermenting with native and cultured yeast in a combination of stainless steel and neutral French oak. Aging on the lees with regular stirring bring all the elements together, giving us a complete and harmonious wine.

The 2018 growing season was one of the most consistent in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to prime fruit set and ideal growing conditions to set the stage for producing an elegant and bright Sauvignon Blanc. Our 2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc delivers aromas of honeydew melon, lemon grass, lime zest, and jasmine. Its rich palate from the time in barrel balances beautifully with generous flavors of nectarine, rich mango, and citrus zest. The finish is clean, focused and rich. Pair this versatile wine with your favorite appetizers or first course to your dinner.