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Chimney Rock Red Bordeaux Blend Stags Leap District Elevage 2000

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Chimney Rock New Pages Due to the cool, even growing season, the grapes from this varietal were small and intensely flavored. The result is a luscious wine that will develop over the next fifteen years.         Another particularly beautiful vintage for this wine!  Luscious dark chocolate, black currant and a hint of cola, black berry and cherry aromas.  The classic velvety tannin profile accompanied by a very round and balanced mid-palate. DRINK or HOLD   Vintage: 2000 Type: Red Wine, Stags Leap DistrictGrape Variety Used: 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot Alcohol Level: 14.3% Dates Grapes Picked: September 7 - October 19, 2000 Length/Type of Fermentation: 7-10 days in stainless steel tanks Length/Type of Aging: 18 months in new French oak San Francisco Chronicle, December 8, 2003Top 100 Wines of 2003 Merlot is the key ingredient in this beautifully integrated wine with black-fruit flavors, cocoa, brown spice and toasty vanilla notes and a mouth-coating finish. Wine & Spirits, December 1, 200390 points This fashionable blend takes charge with its lively red flavors, feeling lithe and creamy as it washes over the mouth.  Coffee, vanilla and mint flow from the roasted scents of oak, holding in balance with the fruit, all in line.  This should age well. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, November 1, 200391 points Although its Cabernet component is made evident with the arrival of a bit of eleventh-hour toughness, this deep, richly oaked effort is all Merlot in its inviting impressions of perfectly ripened black cherry fruitiness and its supple, slightly fleshy feel.  It is laced with the sweet vanillin spice of first-rate barrels, but its fine line of juicy fruit is enriched rather than threatened by its oaky underpinnings, and its lasting finish is described by cherries and spice in equal parts. Wine Spectator, September 30, 200390 points Appealing for its pure, ripe currant and blackberry-scented fruit.  Spicy, toasty, mocha-scented oak adds a nice flavor dimension, and it remains intense yet elegant on a long, complex finish.           

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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.

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Snooth User: Governor2
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

Elegant, full and delicious. Got the bottle as a gift, but seems worth the cost.



Chimney Rock New Pages Due to the cool, even growing season, the grapes from this varietal were small and intensely flavored. The result is a luscious wine that will develop over the next fifteen years.         Another particularly beautiful vintage for this wine!  Luscious dark chocolate, black currant and a hint of cola, black berry and cherry aromas.  The classic velvety tannin profile accompanied by a very round and balanced mid-palate. DRINK or HOLD   Vintage: 2000 Type: Red Wine, Stags Leap DistrictGrape Variety Used: 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot Alcohol Level: 14.3% Dates Grapes Picked: September 7 - October 19, 2000 Length/Type of Fermentation: 7-10 days in stainless steel tanks Length/Type of Aging: 18 months in new French oak San Francisco Chronicle, December 8, 2003Top 100 Wines of 2003 Merlot is the key ingredient in this beautifully integrated wine with black-fruit flavors, cocoa, brown spice and toasty vanilla notes and a mouth-coating finish. Wine & Spirits, December 1, 200390 points This fashionable blend takes charge with its lively red flavors, feeling lithe and creamy as it washes over the mouth.  Coffee, vanilla and mint flow from the roasted scents of oak, holding in balance with the fruit, all in line.  This should age well. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, November 1, 200391 points Although its Cabernet component is made evident with the arrival of a bit of eleventh-hour toughness, this deep, richly oaked effort is all Merlot in its inviting impressions of perfectly ripened black cherry fruitiness and its supple, slightly fleshy feel.  It is laced with the sweet vanillin spice of first-rate barrels, but its fine line of juicy fruit is enriched rather than threatened by its oaky underpinnings, and its lasting finish is described by cherries and spice in equal parts. Wine Spectator, September 30, 200390 points Appealing for its pure, ripe currant and blackberry-scented fruit.  Spicy, toasty, mocha-scented oak adds a nice flavor dimension, and it remains intense yet elegant on a long, complex finish.           

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