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A lush and forward style, this ripe wine tastes of black plums and macerated cherries. it's smoky, jammy and ready for a grilled veal chop. Read more
There's a bright cherry ping in the center of this wine, surrounded if not completely hidden within the tannin's fine-ground espresso roast flavor.... Read more
Smooth, ripe and polished, with a pretty core of spicy plum and currant fruit and a touch of blackberry, it wins points for its elegance and grace,... Read more
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A lush and forward style, this ripe wine tastes of black plums and macerated cherries. it's smoky, jammy and ready for a grilled veal chop.
There's a bright cherry ping in the center of this wine, surrounded if not completely hidden within the tannin's fine-ground espresso roast flavor. The tannin is simple and delicious, a long, black line to connect it with braised short ribs.
Smooth, ripe and polished, with a pretty core of spicy plum and currant fruit and a touch of blackberry, it wins points for its elegance and grace, with a long, smooth, flavorful finish. Drink now through 2009.
This award-winning Cabernet producer may very well have turned out its best effort to date with this 1996 vintage! It's authoritatively rich with lush currant and cherry, and layers of spice and vanillin oak on the finish. This wine has the approachability to drink now, but also has all the structure needed for long-term aging, where further nuances will be sure to emerge.
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap exhibits a medium deep ruby color along with a pretty nose of red and black currants, spice, and cedar. Medium-bodied, subtle, clean flavors of earth and wood are also present. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Deep and dense red velvet color. Bright red plum and blackberry aromas are interlaced with vanilla and hints of cocoa and clove. A voluptuous burst of fruit at the front palate followed by an enveloping mid palate with an ensuing bright delicate finish.
Dark scents of blackberry and black olive show this wine's richness up front. It has the cool feel of a conifer forest, hinting at juniper and cedar, lasting on a more peppery spice. Serve this with savory dishes, like lamb shank braised with rosemary and bay.
Chimney Rock continues a successful string of vintages with their powerful 2005 vintage. It's a distinguished wine that calls to mind the description of Stags Leap Cabernet as an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich and full-bodied, it has lush flavors of black currants and smoky new oak. The late harvest of 2005 brought way to beautiful dark fruit aromas of blackberry and huckleberry. The aromatic profile of this wine begins with subtlety but beware - there is a maze of complexity that develops after a short time in the glass. Vanilla, cedar, black currant, toffee and even a hint of lavender and violets emerge in this highly seductive wine.
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