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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: 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

This is Chimney Rock's best Stags Leap Cabernet since the 2005, and continues a string of successful vintages. Dry and smooth and silky in the mouth, it's pretty tannic, but very rich, offering waves of cherry, blackberry, blueberry, cocoa and sweet cedar flavors. Absolutely delicious, wonderfully elegant, and should age well for a decade.


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

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.


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.


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

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.


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

Chimney Rock continues a successful string of vintages with this powerful '05. 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. Easy to find, with 28,000 cases produced. Drink now through 2012.


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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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