2008 Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
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Our second vintage of Estate Red, the 2008 is a worthy successor to its highly acclaimed predecessor. A proprietary blend created from Bordeaux varieties, it is the ultimate expression of our estate. The fruit came from low yielding, exposed, rocky, hillside sites on our property. To preserve the inherent character of the fruit, we harvested and vinfied each lot separately. The wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels (54% new) and was bottled unfiltered.
Restaurant Wine“VERY DEEPLY COLORED. RICH, FLESHY, and complex in style, this is a very powerful blend with a long, lightly tannic finish. It tastes of black licorice, cassis, black- berry, toast, and spicy oak. Can be aged. 47% Caber- net Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Syrah, 2% Carmenere. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 54% new. Unfiltered. The best wine we’ve tasted from Chalk Hill.”
DescriptionDeep, dark and dense, our 2008 Estate Red has a compelling bouquet packed with cherries, cassis, blackberries and cardamom. The palate is lush and concentrated with layers of blackberries, blueberries, hazelnut and cocoa. The supporting tannins are nicely concealed by the lush, opulent texture. While it shows surprisingly well now, this wine will only get better with time.