I had the pleasure of staying at the Chalk Hill Vineyard in Sonoma in Septmeber for a couple of nights. It was as beautiful as any place I have ever been. Went for an hour long jog, (ok plenty of walking) at sunset on a warm breezy evening. Each hillside offered another panoramic masterpiece. One hill was planted with Malbec, another with Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet. The valley was for Chardonnay. The micro-climates and different soils were each planted accordingly. Chalk Hill has retired their Cabernet for the time being and has developed a Bordeaux style blend in their Chalk Hill Estate Red.
We are currently pouring the 2007 Estate Red. More that just a good year. Divine. Thanks to Amanda and Misty for the tours. We were treated like royalty.