Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Left Bank), "Estate" Chalk Hill 2014 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
US
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2014
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
93
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Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Left Bank), "Estate" Chalk Hill 2014 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
US
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2014
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
93
Highlights
• The flagship wine of this award-winning, Bordeaux-trained producer
• A Meritage-inspired blend, with dark berry, spice box and firm tannins
• 92 WS, 95 WE, 93+ John Gilman
Varietals
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Calluna Estate; 500-700'; clay and loam over fractured shale and sandstone
Farming
Organic
Vinification
58% Cab Sauv, 18% Cab Franc, 17% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec; vinified in open-top tanks, daily pump overs; 3 wk fermentation then pressed to barrel
Aging
21 months in French oak, 40% new
Reviews
• Robert Parker: 90 90+ Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Calluna Estate gives expressive plum and black berry notes with spice box and incense nuances and an herbal background. Firm, taut and elegant with plenty of expression, the medium-bodied palate is finely constructed with great intensity and length.
• Wine Spectator: 92 Exhibits a distinct herbal bent, very rich and structured, with strong, supportive tannins that cut through the core of dark berry flavors. Ends with a lead pencil and graphite profile. Has the intensity and depth to age, provided the tannins don't overwhelm it. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2019 through 2029. 1,095 cases made. — JL
• Other: 93 93+ To my palate, (Calluna Estate) is now one of California’s very top division red wines from Bordeaux varietals made for long-term cellaring, and it deserves to be ranked up at the very pinnacle alongside wines such as the cabernets from Philip Togni, Cathy Corison, Ric Forman, Ridge, Mount Eden and the like as the very best bottlings for long-term cellaring and very positive evolution in bottle.
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