Balverne Be Forever Wild Cabernet Sauvignon Chalk Hill 2021 750ml
It’s a lovely easy-drinking Cabernet with the kind of grip you’d expect from fruit grown in the Chalk Hill AVA... read more
Chalk Hill is one of California’s up and coming places for top notch Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2021 Balverne Be Forever Wild is flavorful proof. The wine sports a terrific bouquet, with aromas of blackberry, purple plums, crème de cassis, licorice and violets that swirl from the glass with notes of cedar, tobacco, mint and cloves. Richly textured in the mouth with luxurious velvety tannins that give shape and structure to the fruit and carry long into the finish. Solidly built and immensely delicious. A great wine for hearty meals or simply for casual sipping with good cheese plates.
- Bart Hopkins, 67 Wine Buyer
DECANTER MAGAZINE 91 Points | Jonathan Cristaldi writes: Bursting with a lovely, classic Cabernet nose of blackberry fruit, tobacco spices, graphite and sweet cedar as more of the same emerge on the medium-bodied palate and capsicum notes capped off by slivers of dark chocolate. It’s a lovely easy-drinking Cabernet with the kind of grip you’d expect from fruit grown in the Chalk Hill AVA. Founded in 1992 by Bob and Renée Stein, Notre Vue Estate produces Notre Vue and Balverne wines from its estate vineyards. The winemaker is Alex Holman.
Country: United States
Appellation: Chalk Hill
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon