Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay 2012
The Chalk Hill 2012 Estate Chardonnay captures the vibrant, complex and classic character of their estate-grown grapes. It exhibits beguiling aromas of limes, orange blossoms, peaches and toasted almonds with a bit of spice from the barrels. Flavors of red apples, pears and cream follow. This Chardonnay is known for its long, rich and elegant finish, and the 2012 vintage is no exception.
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery was purchased recently by Bill Foley, proprietor of Foley Family Wines, who will continue the time-honored traditions that Fred Furth began. Founded in 1972 by Fred Furth, the Chalk Hill Estate encompasses 280 acres of carefully positioned vineyards, including the valley floor, hillsides, and ridge tops of a 1300 acre estate. Perpetuating the time-honored traditions of the first land grant pioneers, the Chalk Hill Estate operates as a family farm with the daily tasks of sustainable viticulture flowing seamlessly through the growing season and ultimately to estate bottled wines. Chalk Hill is the only 100% estate winery in the Chalk Hill AVA nestled within the Russian River Valley. The passion for meticulous viticulture has resulted in elegant, world-class wines.