We are big fans of Chalk Hill around these parts, and with good reason: It’s one of the more engaging and consistent vineyards in the Sonoma region. But don’t just take my word for it: Chris has been shouting about their greatness for years now, most recently with its 2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Today we welcome the latest installment of our ongoing coverage: a 100% Syrah, 100% estate-grown and housed in approximately 70% new French oak. The nose presents a very strong and lively introduction, with notes of allspice and blueberry evolving into clove and dark chocolate with some air. The palate is equally indulgent with toasted oak and fruit sweetness in harmony with one another, and a touch of oak on the lengthy finish. It is absolutely ready to drink now and stands as another crowd-pleaser.
A- / $65 / chalkhill.com