Item No. 0010505003518

Chimney Rock Elevage Red 2018

Chimney Rock Elevage Red 2018

$111.99
Availability:
  • In Stock
Varietal
Merlot
Region
California
Winery
Stags Leap District
Alcohol
14.5

Overview

Our 2018 Elevage tells the tale of this magnificent vintage which gifted us with wines of power and grace, balance and beguiling beauty. Round and deeply textured with firmly structured tannins and a long, balanced finish.

Aging

18 months in 100% new French Oak barrels

Fermentation

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

Winemaker

Elizabeth Vianna

Tasting Notes

Style

Classic, Layered, Rich, Structured

Flavor

Black Currant, Huckleberry, Mint, Mocha, Vanilla

Aroma

Rich fruit aromas of huckleberry, Bing cherry and black currant. Undertones of mint, mocha and vanilla and violets.

Taste

Aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder with hints of mint, clove and espresso. Ripe and intense with flavors blackberry, mocha and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied with super silky tannins, and a nice long finish with some bright acidity in the end.

Wine Ratings

92

Wine Spectator

Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.

94

Wine Enthusiast

Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.

89

Wine Advocate

Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.

93

Jeb Dunnuck

Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.

93

Vinous / Antonio Galloni