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Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Another homerun from one of the best producers focused only on Stags Leap District fruit for their Cabernets. Pure elegance on the palate with the silkiest of tannins. Rated 93 pts from Wine Advocate.

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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
Vintage: 2009 06/28/2014

Complex, ripe, firm and vivid dark berry, plum and black cherry fruit is elegant and refined, pure and focused, with just the right backbone. Drink now through 2024.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 06/28/2014

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2–3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2024.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2011

Elegant and supple, showing herb, tobacco and tea-laced currant and black cherry flavors that are complex and well-proportioned, with a long, lingering finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/13/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 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
Vintage: 2007 12/24/2011

Austere, with creamy mocha, currant and black cherry fruit that picks up a touch of herb and mineral before veering toward dryness on the finish, pushing out the tannins. Decant. Drink now through 2010.


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Another homerun from one of the best producers focused only on Stags Leap District fruit for their Cabernets. Pure elegance on the palate with the silkiest of tannins. Rated 93 pts from Wine Advocate.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5%

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