Maker: Chateau Diana, Healdsburg, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: 750 ml bottle
Our Rating: 8.9 out of 10
A name like Seriously Good Wine Chalk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 sets seriously high expectations, even though it’s an inexpensive wine. Seriously, though, this Cab does a reasonable job of living up to those expectations. The berry aroma was unremarkable, but the wine was more interesting on the palate. It started with bright cherry and chocolate notes and finished with robust but well-balanced tannins. The wine was accessible but not overly simple.
I wasn’t able to learn much about the Seriously label. The Chateau Diana website doesn’t mention any Seriously Good wines. Indeed, Web searches didn’t yield many hits at all. Worst of all, I haven’t seen this in any local shops. That’s too bad – this was a nice wine