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Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Napa Valley 2014

External Review by We Speak Wine:

This hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards displays the promise of the Stags Leap District terroir. It is with both elation and a slight humbling trepidation, that we introduce to you – the first wine of the 2014 vintage – our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. At heart we are confident in this magnificent vintage. The second of three drought years, our yields were smaller than both 2012 and 2013, and the depth and concentration of the wines is unmistakable. Give a warm welcome to our newest creation! Wine Notes: Color: Inky purple red Aroma: Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla Taste: This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc Length/Type of Aging: 18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak. Alcohol: 14.5%

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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 Stags Leap District Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/27/2017

This hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards displays the promise of the Stags Leap District terroir. It is with both elation and a slight humbling trepidation, that we introduce to you – the first wine of the 2014 vintage – our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. At heart we are confident in this magnificent vintage. The second of three drought years, our yields were smaller than both 2012 and 2013, and the depth and concentration of the wines is unmistakable. Give a warm welcome to our newest creation! Wine Notes: Color: Inky purple red Aroma: Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla Taste: This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc Length/Type of Aging: 18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak. Alcohol: 14.5%


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
09/07/2017

Stags Leap District is one of the first sub-appellations to be recognized in Napa Valley. This unique area on the eastern edge of the valley had been turning out consistently fine Cabernet for decades. Chimney Rock's winemaker, Doug Fletcher, maximizes the potential of this exceptional appellation with a rigorous approach to vineyard management including the "Fletcher Lyre" trellising system, pioneered at Chimney Rock. The system allows grapes to ripen longer which results in small, intensely flavored berries with deeper skin pigments and richer, riper flavors. This wine from the excellent 2014 vintage scored 95 points from Tasting Panel Magazine. They said "Brambly raspberry spices up the aromatics; dusted rose petal tannins play into a graphite “tightness.” It eventually relaxes into espresso savoriness and a spotlight of regal dark fruit—tart and earthbound—with a slate finish. Structure abounds, but the finish of cranberry-pomegranate favors the sumptuous expression of the region’s terroir."


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/10/2018

This hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards displays the promise of the Stags Leap District terroir. It is with both elation and a slight humbling trepidation, that we introduce to you – the first wine of the 2014 vintage – our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. At heart we are confident in this magnificent vintage. The second of three drought years, our yields were smaller than both 2012 and 2013, and the depth and concentration of the wines is unmistakable. Give a warm welcome to our newest creation! Wine Notes: Color: Inky purple red Aroma: Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla Taste: This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc Length/Type of Aging: 18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak. Alcohol: 14.5% ** Only 8 in Stock **



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