Gold Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a light golden color and exudes aromas of apple and baking spice immediately upon entering the glass. The palate has a rich textural body composed by zest and acidity with flavors of toasted hazelnut, vanilla and crème brûlée. With its cool-climate influences, this Chardonnay has remarkable varietal intensity, balanced acidity and minerality that complement the rich and full flavors on the palate. Chalk Hill Chardonnay comes from extraordinary vineyards throughout Sonoma and Monterey Counties consisting primarily of Foley Family estate vineyards. This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay features fruit from some of the best sites in Carneros, Chalk Hill, Chalone and the Sonoma Coast. The fruit coming from the Chalk Hill AVA provides richness, concentration, viscosity and nuttiness, while the Carneros AVA delivers structure and notes of apple and pear.