Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2012

$39.99

California Chardonnay lovers rejoice! Chalk Hill's new release has it all.  Chalk Hill's potential for great Chardonnay  was discovered early and it became one of the initial plantings. The oldest, Founder's Block dates back to the establishment of the winery, in 1972, and remains a keystone in the estate's Chardonnay program.  the Estate Bottled Chardonnay is assembled from vineyard blocks that each provides an individual lot of finished wine— 100% Chardonnay, but from a variety of clonal selections— and from a variety of sites on the estate. Get the new release before the ratings come out!Robert Parker: "This estate is now owned by William Foley, who purchased it from the Firth family that founded the vineyard. Chalk Hill is one of Northern California's older AVAs, established in 1985."                         

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Ratings on Delectable

Jim Phillips Delectable Pro

I typically love Chalk Hill wines, but this Chardonnay wasn't very appealing at all. This wine was so acidic that it totally suppressed any flavor from the fruit This is the lowest rating I have ever given a wine, but I was being generous when I rated it the way I did. Devoid of any redeeming qualities, this tangy, acid bomb is a complete failure.

I typically love Chalk Hill wines, but this Chardonnay wasn't very appealing at all. This wine was so acidic that it totally suppressed any flavor from the fruit This is the lowest rating I have ever given a wine, but I was being generous when I rated it the way I did. Devoid of any redeeming qualities, this tangy, acid bomb is a complete failure.

7.4

Cristóbal Arellano Borges Delectable Pro

Weird, and uninspiring nose. Lacked acid.

Weird, and uninspiring nose. Lacked acid.

8.6

Brian Glockzin Delectable Pro

Beverage Director Wayzata Country Club

Not my favorite style of Chardonnay but very well made! Melted butter, toasted almonds, lemon zest, and honeydew!

Not my favorite style of Chardonnay but very well made! Melted butter, toasted almonds, lemon zest, and honeydew!

8.9

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Clear pale yellow color. Clean nose with ripe stone fruit, white peaches and Asian pears. The palate brings the fruit forward with a slight citrus tang and oak notes. A medium finish makes this wine enjoyable. Aged well.

Clear pale yellow color. Clean nose with ripe stone fruit, white peaches and Asian pears. The palate brings the fruit forward with a slight citrus tang and oak notes. A medium finish makes this wine enjoyable. Aged well.

8.9

Kathleen

Loght oak very buttery

Loght oak very buttery

8.8

Matt Kern

Cotton candy nose on a stony lemon palate.

Cotton candy nose on a stony lemon palate.

8.8

Marianne DiGiovanni

Vanilla, almond with a smooth slow finish

Vanilla, almond with a smooth slow finish

9.0

Bob Schroeck

Drank at dinner at the house in Sonoma

Drank at dinner at the house in Sonoma

8.9

Dennis Vawter

Popcorn butter upfront, but still fresh and clean. Yellow apple with a touch of mango. Minerality is present but not overpowering.

Popcorn butter upfront, but still fresh and clean. Yellow apple with a touch of mango. Minerality is present but not overpowering.

8.8

Adam Weston

2012 vintage opened on a very warm California summer day. Sweet citrus with a slight acidic finish unlike any other California Chardonnay. Enjoying with a five year aged Gouda

2012 vintage opened on a very warm California summer day. Sweet citrus with a slight acidic finish unlike any other California Chardonnay. Enjoying with a five year aged Gouda

9.0

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