ABOUT THIS WINE
Perhaps no other winery captures the casual luxury of Sonoma County better than Chalk Hill Estate. Founded nearly four decades ago, this spectacular 1300-acre property features 300 acres of vineyards, wilderness areas, winery, hospitality center, culinary garden, residence, stables, equestrian pavilion, sports fields, fishing and swimming ponds, and guest houses. The winery's vineyards are thoughtfully woven through the native foliage and contoured to fit the intricate terrain. More than two-thirds of the Chalk Hill Estate remains uncultivated. The higher elevations offer stunning views of the Russian River Valley to the west and the Mayacamas Mountains to the east.
91 POINTS - "The 2016 Pinot Noir Russian River is medium ruby-purple with a nose of crunchy red fruits: fresh cranberry, Bing cherry, pomegranate liqueur and nuances of blackberry and black cherry plus notions of charcuterie, herbs and earth. Medium-bodied, it's very silky with spicy/herbal black fruits in the mouth and slightly gripping tannins with a concentrated finish." - The Wine Advocate
90 POINTS - "Offers a rich, savory edge to the dark currant and dried raspberry flavors. Notes of underbrush show midpalate, with a mineral- and slate-filled finish." - Wine Spectator
Bing cherry meld together with redwood forest aromas on the nose. Smooth with soft tannins, the wine’s silky texture brings forth a palate full of juicy red berry fruits with hibiscus flower wrapped around decadent dark chocolate. Its elegant finish and balanced acidity make it a versatile food-pairing wine.