WINEMAKER(S)
Eric Stine, Darrell Holbrook

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 16

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
CHALK HILL ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY
Elegance and Finesse from Shot Berry Chardonnay

Chardonnay
Multiple Vineyards
Chalk Hill
2017
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Since its founding in 1972, Chalk Hill Estate has been one of Sonoma County’s benchmark producers, recognized for its uncompromising standards and meticulous attention to detail. For more than four decades the winery has produced exceptional wines that have received high acclaim from the trade, press and consumers. Chalk Hill Chardonnay is particularly recognized for its excellence, and each Chardonnay block at Chalk Hill Estate is planted with the ideal clone and rootstock—a thoughtful plan that is the ultimate result of years of learning what works best where.

Planted in 1974, the Shot Berry Chardonnay clone has loose clusters with many small “shot berries” from which its name originates. This unique five–‐case lot crafted by Chalk Hill Estate winemaker Steve Nelson is an homage to the Estate’s long history of experimenting with Chardonnay both in the vineyard and in the winery. 100% barrel fermented in new François Fréres barrels, this wine walks the high wire between intensity, power, elegance and finesse.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

December 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

March 2019