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Review: Chalk Hill 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Two new white wines from Chalk Hill, legendary for its Sonoma chardonnay.

Thoughts follow.

2017 Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – Lots to love here. Notes of fresh biscuits and buttered popcorn mingle with hints of pineapple, green apple, and some apricot, giving this wine considerable complexity. The round body folds in hints of coconut and almond nougat, and while the finish is a bit typical for California chardonnay, showing some meatiness around the edges, it’s still a standout in the category. A- / $23

2016 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc – Top-shelf sauvignon blanc, loaded with apricot notes and crisp green apples. Lemony on the finish, the wine is a bit sweeter than most California sauvignon blancs, with tropical notes peeking out from time to time. A bit more acidity and minerality wouldn’t be out of place. A- / $18


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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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