Chalk Hill Estate 2007 Red Bordeaux Style Wine, $63.74-$74.99, 94+ points, was a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec, 13% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, and 1% Carmenere.
This Red Wine had the deepest Ruby red without being opaque.
The nose belied its intense color with gentle airs of cinnamon, clove, and cedar, with just hints of bacon and tobacco.
The nearly full body carried beautiful flavors of smoky blackberries, licorice, and finished with a tremendous white pepper and tart cherry.
With this wine you get what you pay for; there is only the transformation of sun and fruit, water and stone, hands and toil, into a compelling wine of distinction, flavor, and complexity.
This is a wine for today and tomorrow. This is art, not only on the label, but in the bottle.