Chimney Rock Red Bordeaux Blend Stags Leap District Elevage 2005
Dark red with a purple hue. Classic Stags Leap District aromatic profile with layers of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and highlighted with vanilla, coffee bean and dark chocolate. The velvet palate is back with the elegant tannins that Elevage is known for. Round and pleasant with no hard edges this wine has beautiful fruit on delivery with a luscious mid-palate and a long finish.
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 Red Bordeaux Blend Stags Leap District Elevage
92 points and a Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast"Less jammy and forward than the '04 Elevage, but more closed and tannic than the winery's regular 2005 Cabernet, this Bordeaux blend really needs time to show its stuff. It has obviously deep and impressive currant and blackberry flavors, but the tannins are significant. Hold until at least 2010." (12/08)Wine Spectator"Elegant, supple and well-focused, with cherry and sage aromas and bright plum and toasty spice flavors that linger toward a layered finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2013." (10/08)