Lot #8 CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY
50TH ANNIVERSARY CHARDONNAY
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyard
- Chalk Hill
ABOUT THE WINE:
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary year. To mark this momentous occasion, they are offering this 50th Anniversary Chardonnay lot. This wine will be made with 100% Chalk Hill Proprietary Clone 97, developed in partnership with UC Davis between 1996-2001. During this time, Chalk Hill conducted one of the largest and longest maintained Chardonnay clonal trials in California and in doing so cemented its legacy as a producer of luxury Chardonnays. Chalk Hill is the only vineyard to grow this clone, so it is truly a one-of-a-kind Chardonnay.
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery is committed to creating terroir-driven wines of character, richness and elegance from the diverse terrain of Sonoma County’s rolling hills. With a passionate dedication to Chardonnay, they showcase the incredible diversity of their estate vineyards to make the best quality wines possible with a vision for generations to come. Known for its terroir-driven, native yeast fermentation Chardonnays, Chalk Hill allows the site to shine through with minimal winemaking intervention, site-specific farming practices and thoughtfully planting each vineyard site, the foundation of Chalk Hill’s 50 years of viticulture.
The vineyard and winery lie within the Chalk Hill AVA, a warmer sub-region of the Russian River Valley. The 1,300-acre estate has 300 acres of 100% certified sustainable vineyards, 4.5 acres of organic culinary gardens and a CSWA certified winery. This 50th Anniversary Chardonnay is the result of 100% native, barrel and malolactic fermentation, and sur lie aging. It is unfined and unfiltered. This wine has a rich, round mouthfeel with flavors of baked pear, peaches, apple pie, toasty oak, carmel, vanilla and nutmeg.
WINEMAKER(S): Senior Winemaker Michael Beaulac
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: December 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: March 2023
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.