Chalk Hill, Estate Chardonnay 2016, Chalk Hill, California
Tasting Note: A chardonnay that channels white Burgundy with light-intensity oak flavors married to just-ripened summer fruit.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of quince, green apple, lemon citrus, nectarine stone fruit, blossom and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay is creamy in texture with medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose with hints of clove and lemon citrus on the medium finish.
The wine has midpalate complexity, flavor intensity and varietal typicity.
A chardonnay to repeat and at a better price point for the quality level than many white Burgundies on the market.
Bottle Note: William P. Foley II, Proprietor. Chalk Hill is located in the Chalk Hill appellation of the Russian River Valley. This wine is handcrafted from grapes grown exclusively on the estate. Each variety is matched to specific sites and mesoclimates; gentle winemaking practices capture the diversity of each vineyard block, resulting in wines of distinction and elegance. This wine was bottled unfiltered to preserve its unique and natural character. Chalk Hill, Sonoma County.
Tasting Date: June 15, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.