Original

Average (63) Ratings: 4.3 Hearts

Expert Ratings: 95.0/100 points

Wine Details

Varietal

Blend

Style

Red

Tasting Note

95 is exactly right, great mouthfeel, super tannins, all round great flavor with spice in the end. 2007 is great year, beware the others. 95RP&95WE Perhaps the finest Estate Red to date is the 2007. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by blackberry, cassis, cedar, and licorice characteristics, supple tannins, a more accessible personality, full body, and admirable purity, texture, and length. Drink this beauty over the next 2-3 decades. This may be the finest portfolio of Chalk Hill wines I have yet tasted. All are super-impressive with beautiful purity, balance, texture, and complexity. Barrel samples of the 2008 Estate Red and Syrah Estate look nearly as impressive as the 2007s.