A unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Merlot, and Syrah, tightly wound with velvety textures. Very appealing in its youth, but will also age beautifully for the next 10 years.
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. “The 2013 Proprietary Red Estate is a blend of 45% Cab- ernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 12% Petit Verdot and the rest Carignane, Syrah and Merlot. This is another titanic effort from proprietor Foley. A spectacular dense-purple color and sweet toasty oak intermixed with licorice, black- berry, cassis and graphite are all present in this profound first-growth quality blend that should age effortlessly for 25-30 or more years. This is a stunner and a revelation.” March 2016
Wine maker notes: Our 2013 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
Production Notes: Chalk Hill Estate is a compendium of unique microclimates, exposures and soil types. We are fortunate to be able to make everything from aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to big, bold Syrah. Nowhere is this ideal situation more evident than in our Estate Red, which is just that – the best blend of the red wines made from the estate. Each variety is perfectly matched to the vineyard site. The blend will also vary from year to year, as the vineyard yields and fruit quality depend greatly on the weather during springtime bloom and set, and during harvest. Our 2013 Estate Red is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Merlot, and Syrah.