Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Right Bank), "CVC" Chalk Hill 2015 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
US
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Varietals
Merlot
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
92
$240
Calluna Vineyards - Bordeaux Blend (Right Bank), "CVC" Chalk Hill 2015 12/750ml
Classification
Red
Country
US
Appellation
Chalk Hill
Varietals
Merlot
Producer
Calluna Vineyards
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
92
Highlights
• Outstanding value – compares to Napa wines 3 times the price
• Black currant, black tea, graphite with a lilac note, rich mouthfeel and classy finish
• 91 RobertParker, "Editor's Choice" Wine Enthusiast
Varietals
Merlot
Vineyard
Calluna Estate; 500-700'; clay and loam over fractured shale and sandstone
Farming
Organic
Vinification
51% Merlot, 19% Cab Sauv, 15% Cab Franc, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot. Vinified in open-top tanks; 3 wk fermentation then pressed to barrel
Aging
21 months in French oak, 20% new
Reviews
• Wine Enthusiast: 90 “Editor’s Choice” in the December issue.
• Other: 92 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is one of the very best values to be found anywhere today in the realm of California wine, as there are scant few Bordeaux-styled blends or cabernet sauvignon bottlings that offer this kind of cellaring potential, complexity and class at such a low price point, as the current release is selling for all of $33 a bottle!
• Robert Parker: 91 A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée is medium to deep garnet-purple colored and offers notes of warm plums, mulberries and wild blueberries with wafts of underbrush, Provence herbs and rose hip tea. Medium-bodied, the palate has an understated, savory character, with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with very good persistence. 1,160 cases produced.
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