Chalk Hill Estate Red 2012
|Appellation||Russian River Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis behemoth is all gristle and power, voluptuously combining 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Syrah and 2% Carmenere in a mad scientist's way. Velvety, it's beyond full-bodied in blackberry and chocolate, integrated in terms of oak, with a splash of black pepper and tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Wine SpectatorWell done and flexing tannic muscle, this offers a taut mix of roasted coffee, dried herb, compact dark berry and cedary cigar box notes. Chewy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah and Carmenère. Drink now through 2028. 13,061 cases made.