Chalk Hill Estate Red 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Chalk Hill|
Opaque purple-black in color, the 2017 Estate Red is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot. It offers slowly unfurling aromas of cassis and black plums with notions of graphite, clay, mint chocolate and cigars. The full-bodied palate offers minerally fruits with a gently chalky frame and very good freshness to lift the finish.
The 2017 Estate Red is an unusual blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Malbec and 11% Petit Verdot. Racy and opulent to the core, the 2017 packs a serious punch. Jammy red fruit, chocolate, iron, smoke, tobacco and incense add layers of savory, earthy complexity. The 2017 is maybe just a bit rustic, but it has plenty of depth, too. Give it an hour or two in the decanter.
Frankly ripe, with a burst of licorice, plum cobbler and blueberry paste flavors that are coated with a sheen of vanilla-accented toast through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022.