Review: 2018 Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Review: 2018 Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Chalk Hill’s Sonoma Coast chardonnay is always a great bargain, and the new 2018 vintage is no exception. Bold and aggressive with notes of figs, buttered popcorn, and spiced pears, the wine doesn’t hold back, pouring on notes of vanilla and coconut milk as things build on the palate. Creamy and opulent in its texture, it’s a wine built for food — cream sauces, Asian inspirations — as things can get a bit weighty, even decadent, on their own.


2018 Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma Coast




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


  1. Steve Hunt on March 23, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    I think we must have drank two different wines.
    My 2018 bottle of wine had a terribly unpleasant smell, a bitterness that prevailed throughout the experience, and almost nothing as fas as flavor.

    • Christopher Null on March 23, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      Does not sound like any Chalk Hill I’ve ever had; sounds like a bad bottle in fact. I’d contact the winery and tell them about it.

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