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Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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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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Chimney Rock Winery:
Situated on the fabled Silverado Trail in the world-renowned Stags Leap District of California'a Napa Valley, our beautiful Cape Dutch-inspired estate winery is recognised as one of the world's premier fine wine producer.

External Reviews for Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

Young and tight, this rather intense Cabernet requires ample time to unfold, but once it does it shows plenty of oak on top of and underneath nice plum and cassis fruit. Having just been released, it's still a rustic ride where all elements are pronounced. Not a softy, it needs time to settle down.


External Review
Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
10/04/2012

Aromas of blackberry, black currant, and dark chocolate with hints of smoke and mocha.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

The dark plum/purple-colored 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a bouquet of pure black currants, subtle wood, earth, and mineral scents. A rich, concentrated palate, plush texture, layered flavors, and outstanding purity give this wine a symmetrical, harmonious feel. The well-integrated acidity and tannin result in a seamless effort that is just short of being outstanding. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

Dark, rich and polished, with ripe currant, black cherry, plum and mocha. It's dense and concentrated, with a long, focused and persistent stream of flavors. Ripe tannins are plush and complex. Best from 2004 through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

Seductively sweet, with ripe currant and cherry fruit framed by fancy oak, yet underlying tannins kick in the midway. Nowhere near its maximum integration; best left alone through 2008 to develop nuance.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

Has those textbook Napa tannins, soft and luxurious but complex, and a pretty edge of fine oak, but can't quite overcome a hollowness in the middle. The first flavor of cassis leads to high expectations, but the finish turns thin and tannic.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2011

Supple and harmonious, offering tapered plum, wild berry and cedar notes, with complex spices and touches of black licorice and nutmeg. Full-bodied and intense, yet elegant and stylish, ending with a subtle burst of sweet ripe plum. Drink now through 2021.


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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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