Chalk Hill Estate Bottled Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2015

$39.99

California Chardonnay lovers rejoice! Chalk Hill's new release has it all. 92 Points Wine Spectator: "Strikes a balance between rich, spicy oak and an intense core of fruit, echoing pear, apple and melon flavors. Maintains equilibrium, ending with creamy, vanilla-scented oak notes. Drink now. " 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

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Unfiltered, creamy pale yellow. A full Malolactic approach is well balanced by acidic ripeness. A bit oaky, but a profile I liked.

Unfiltered, creamy pale yellow. A full Malolactic approach is well balanced by acidic ripeness. A bit oaky, but a profile I liked.

8.8

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

The oak is a bit more integrated now (2015 vintage) but still prominent - if that’s not your thang I’d avoid

The oak is a bit more integrated now (2015 vintage) but still prominent - if that’s not your thang I’d avoid

8.8

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Purchased not long ago by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines, who will continue traditions that Fred Furth began in 1972. 2015 was a perfect year for Chard. Aromas of tropical fruits, spice and citrus. On the palate melon & apricot, tad creamy with some citrus zest and toasty oak notes. Smooth and lingering, well balanced, nice acidity, ending with fruit and spicy oak. A Fav! Good value!

Purchased not long ago by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines, who will continue traditions that Fred Furth began in 1972. 2015 was a perfect year for Chard. Aromas of tropical fruits, spice and citrus. On the palate melon & apricot, tad creamy with some citrus zest and toasty oak notes. Smooth and lingering, well balanced, nice acidity, ending with fruit and spicy oak. A Fav! Good value!

9.3

Raul Puga

Used to be a top Chardonnay for me. Just decent now

Used to be a top Chardonnay for me. Just decent now

8.7

Teresa S

Oak bomby! Tough to come to after the Ridge :-) acids not super balanced. Buttered popcorn, classic CA Chardonnay - can’t blame it for being itself.

Oak bomby! Tough to come to after the Ridge :-) acids not super balanced. Buttered popcorn, classic CA Chardonnay - can’t blame it for being itself.

8.7

Andy Hock

Buttered popcorn, toasted oak. Too much glycerin. Meh

Buttered popcorn, toasted oak. Too much glycerin. Meh

8.7

Calla Fogarty

Very buttery, initial nose was very pungent but it settled after a few. Deeper yellow color. Not my cup of tea.

Very buttery, initial nose was very pungent but it settled after a few. Deeper yellow color. Not my cup of tea.

7.5

Alton Komori

2012 - Pleasant bouquet, medium light body and light white pepper finish.

2012 - Pleasant bouquet, medium light body and light white pepper finish.

9.0

Joshua Summers

Sonoma Chardonnay w/ noise of lemon and orange blossoms. Flavors of tropical fruit and hits of spice full body. My Northern California run

Sonoma Chardonnay w/ noise of lemon and orange blossoms. Flavors of tropical fruit and hits of spice full body. My Northern California run

8.8

Raul Puga

Always a favorite and it's even better with fresh grilled florida lobster. Double yummy

Always a favorite and it's even better with fresh grilled florida lobster. Double yummy

9.1

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