• Chalk Hill Estate Red 2014 92

    Chalk Hill Estate Red 2014

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    92pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "Full bodied, concentrated and generously fruited, it has firm, ripe, velvety tannins"

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    This stunning Chalk Hill Proprietary Estate Red has fantastic pairing versatility. It will do very nicely with beef, steak, duck, lamb, and even grilled salmon. Pour a deep purple glass and get the meal off and running with a platter of carpaccio of beef, sprinkled with peppery arugala, shaved Pecorino and some luscious olive oil. Not a bad start... If you're having it with the entree, our first choice with this Estate Red would be lamb chops in a crisp potato crust. We love the sensuously rich dark fruits of this intense Chalk Hill juxtaposed against the delicious char of well-marbled steak. The supple tannins will play perfectly with that same char. Another great choice with this Meritage is a grilled salmon filet with delicious tarragon sauce and some silky mashed potatoes. What'll it be winelovers?

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2014 Estate Red has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of blackberry preserves, crème de cassis and cedar with touches of baking spices, vanilla pod, dark chocolate and Mediterranean herbs. Full bodied, concentrated and generously fruited, it has firm, ripe, velvety tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with the oak poking through. Afford it another 2-3 years in bottle and enjoy it over the next 15+ years.  Drink date:  2019-2035."  Apr 2017

    Winery: "Our Estate Red is tightly wound with velvety tannins. This wine is filled with aromas and flavors of black cherry, black currants, unsmoked tobacco, bay leaf, licorice, and dark chocolate. The finish is long with balanced acidity and abundant fruit sweetness, a great balance of fruit and spice. Textured yet silky, the wine is very appealing in its youth, but will also age beautifully for the next 10 years."

    Bottle:                    
    750ml                                              
    Varietal: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot, 5% Carmenere, 4% Merlot, 4% Syrah
    Alcohol %:
    15.5
    Acidity g/100ml:
    6.0
    pH: 3.86
    Aging: 20 months 100% French oak, 56% new 
    Region: Chalk Hill, Napa Valley, California