Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
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Since its founding, Chalk Hill has been producing artisan wines from our estate vineyards in the hills of northeastern Sonoma County. For fifty years, we have studied, prodded and coaxed our complex terroir to ensure that our estate wines deliver vivid aromatics, commanding flavors, great character and regional accuracy. While our 300 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery will always be the cornerstone of our identity, starting with the 2011 vintage, we began producing our first Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir features fruit from some of the best sites in the Sonoma Coast.
The 2019 harvest started 1-2 weeks later than usual. A wet winter and spring followed by persistent cool temperatures extended the growing season allowing the grapes to mature gradually. Vintners from around the state are praising the full flavors, fresh acidity and superb balance of this year’s crop. The fruit was harvested in the cool morning hours from September 11 – September 23, 2019 at optimal ripeness.
TASTING NOTES: Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is fruit-forward, expressive and elegant. Dark ruby in color, it displays aromas of black cherry and plum backed by subtle notes of mocha and vanilla. The palate is bright and full of cherry cola fruit with vanilla and oak undertones. It finishes with velvety soft tannins and lingering notes of cherry.
APPELLATION: Sonoma Coast AVA
COOPERAGE: Aged 10 months in French and American oak, 25% new
Ratings & Reviews:
“This is a thick, dense and richly concentrated wine, heavy in style with bold flavors of dark cherry and cola. Tannins are present alongside spiced oak that lasts, with a hint of vanilla.”