Criterion Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and inky in appearance, hinting at the intense aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis and cacao that entice the senses. A velvety smoothness spreads across the palate bringing with it flavors of black plum, cherry and dark chocolate before finally transforming into an elegant, lingering finish. The firmly structured tannins develop in complexity over time, making this a cellar-worthy wine with the ability to age for the next 5-7 years.
Hand harvested and fermented with carefully propagated wild yeast to enhance character. Malolactic fermentation was carried out in contact with oak.
Chalk Hill, located in Sonoma County, is bordered by Alexander Valley to the North and Russian River to the west. The rolling hills and volcanic, ashy, soils encourage well-drained vineyards with deep root systems. Vertically positioned canopies and careful pruning allow for optimal sun exposure. This acclaimed wine growing region produces concentrated fruit with dense tannins and balanced acidity.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon from Chalk Hill is a wonderful accompaniment to flame seared rib eye, lamb shank and roasted root vegetables.