2019 Chalk Hill Winery (US) Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
2019 Chalk Hill Winery (US) Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Subtle gold tones shine through in this 2019 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay. Aromas of red apple and ripe pear meld with hints of honeysuckle and orange-peel and a bit of toasty marshmallow. A bright entry gives way to a creamy, rich texture with extended notes of caramel and Macintosh apple, and a long, clean, juicy finish.
Chalk Hill is the only 100% estate winery in Chalk Hill AVA nestled within Russian River Valley. Ruggedly beautiful 1,300 acre estate, 280 acres of vineyards planted to a patchwork of 60 small vineyard blocks. Varieties – Chardonnay , Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenère, Syrah and Semillon. The farming team, led by Mark Lingenfelder for overt 30 years, has focused on sustainable viticulture. The first vines were planted at Chalk Hill in the 1860s.
This iconic wine estate produces world-class wines in the Chalk Hill Appellation of Sonoma County. Since it’s founding in 1972 by famed attorney Fred Furth, Chalk Hill has been Sonoma County’s benchmark producer. For over three decades the winery has produced exceptional wines that have received high acclaim from the trade, press and consumers. Nowhere else will you find such transitional terroir as this: nestled atop the cooler Russian River Valley, just over the ridge from the warmer Alexander Valley. Among the estate’s ruggedly beautiful hillsides, a scant few hundred acres make up a patchwork of carefully nurtured vineyards which rest atop the rocky soil where the Russian River once meandered. Here, nature is joined by artisans of the vineyard and cellar to bring forth wines that reflect the character and richness of this special place.