Item No. 0010501003518

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$110.00
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Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Region
California
Sub-Appellation
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.5%

Overview

The Chimney Rock Estate is blessed with a diversity of soil and topography that breeds complexity in our wines. To the east, our steep hills and shallow soils bring us density and power. On the north end, our proximity to the Palisades gifts us with ripeness and purity of fruit. To the south, our proximity to the bay brings us breezes that add the nuance of cooler climate–adding hints of dried herbs and mint. It is this diversity that has enabled us to represent the quintessence of Stags Leap District–the tension between grace and power, the balance of finesse and muscle. We are delighted to share our 35th vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon: Its beauty proclaims we are here to stay.

Aging

18 months in 50% new French Oak, 50% used French Oak

Fermentation

Stainless steel tank with variable extended skin contact from 30-40 days.

Winemaker

Elizabeth Vianna

Tasting Notes

Style

Elegant, Structured

Flavor

Black Currant, Blackberry, Vanilla, Clove, Licorice

Aroma

This Cabernet is abundant with aromas of black currant and cherry, with hints of mocha, vanilla and floral.

Taste

Rich and savory with plum and black cherry flavors and hints of dried fig, vanilla, and floral. On the palate this wine is smooth and viscous in the midpalate, full-bodied, and the tannin structure is firm but very polished.

Wine Ratings

91

Wine Spectator

94

Wine Enthusiast

91

Wine Advocate

91

Jeb Dunnuck

92

James Suckling

90

Decanter

92

Vinous / Antonio Galloni