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Calluna Vineyards 'CVC' Chalk Hill 2012
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Calluna Vineyards 'CVC' Chalk Hill 2012

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Wine & Spirits 95
"David Jeffrey's estate, in the hills east of the Russian River Valley, tends to give a cool,taut expression of the Bordelaise grapes, thanks to maritime influence and the vineyard's sandstone and shale based soils. This Merlot based blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. In 2012, the wine's flavors are vigorous and cohesive, with hints of black plum and mint. Though the overall impression is primarily mineral, the refreshing ... read more
Item ID: #18923
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine & Spirits 95
"David Jeffrey's estate, in the hills east of the Russian River Valley, tends to give a cool,taut expression of the Bordelaise grapes, thanks to maritime influence and the vineyard's sandstone and shale based soils. This Merlot based blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. In 2012, the wine's flavors are vigorous and cohesive, with hints of black plum and mint. Though the overall impression is primarily mineral, the refreshing glints of fruit are completely tied to the structure. It evolves slowly over several days of air, barely loosening, suggesting that it will reward a long stay in the cellar."

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The goal for Calluna Vineyards is to make wines which have the strength of great Bordeaux, but with the attributes of Sonoma terroir. This means that the wines are meant to have the intensity, balance and longevity inherent in Bordeaux wines, but they should have an additional richness and roundness which is typical of the best Napa and Sonoma wines.

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Reviews (5)

Adam

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

Cool Climate California Bordeaux Blend

"After a little air, this is a really beautiful wine with a gorgeous nose of creamy chocolate and crushed black fruit. Like the trophy wines of Bordeaux's famous Right Bank, the blend is prominently Merlot backed up by Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. This shows phenomenal balance. Clay and mocha notes complement a seamless palate of dark berries, ripe plum, and subtle savory herbs. Medium in body, this velvety red is extremely versatile at the dinner table. An imminently drinkable wine."

Paul

Excellent California meritage with both new and old world wine qualities

William

Nice

"Good red with some nice fruit flavors and mild tannin.Enjoying it."

Charlie

private review

Ernest

Ok

"Disappointed after reading ratings, wine is ok"