Chalk Hill, Estate Chardonnay 2019, Chalk Hill, California
Tasting Note: Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay continues to impress with its 2019 vintage that presents the grape in an elegant, restrained style with just the slightest hint of well-integrated oak.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of golden apple, bosc pear and quince with hints of vanilla spice, lychee and lemon-citrus zest.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium-plus finish.
The wine is filled with complexity and nuance.
A chardonnay to recover from the laborious amount of unoaked chardonnay on the market.
Bottle Note: Courtney Foley, Winemaker. Chalk Hill is located in the Chalk Hill appellation of the Russian River Valley. This wine is hand-crafted 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.
Tasting Date: November 22, 2021
This wine was submitted for review.