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Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 23%, Cabernet Franc 1%, Petit Verdot 1%
  • Country USA
  • Region California Napa Valley
  • Abv 14.5 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Elizabeth Vianna
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Abundant aromas of blackcurrant and cherry are layered with hints of mocha, vanilla, and floral notes. Rich and savory on the palate, with polished tannins and notes of plum, black cherry, dried fig, and vanilla culminating in a long, smooth finish.
  • Awards
    92 pts, James Suckling, 2021
    91 pts, Wine Spectator, 2021
    91 pts, Wine Advocate, 2021
    94 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2020

The hand-harvested 100% estate-grown grapes were fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks to retain the purity of fruit, with varying lengths of extended skin contact from 30 to 40 days to extract color, flavor, and fine tannins. Vinified without any additions, the wine was then matured for 18 months in French oak, 50% of which was new and 50% was previously used to impart subtle character.

Chimney Rock takes its name from the rock formations on the Palisades behind the winery which resemble chimney stacks. Established in 1980 by Hack and Stella Wilson, the first vintage of Chimney Rock Estate wine was produced in 1984. In the early 1990s, the Cape Dutch-style winery and tasting room were added to the estate, complete with the allegorical frieze of Ganymede - cupbearer to the gods. In 2000, the Terlato family joined the Wilson family and in 2002, the remaining land, covering 18 hectares, was planted entirely to Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2004, the Terlato family assumed sole ownership of the estate and ensures the highest standards in viticulture and winemaking. Chimney Rock now comprises 48 hectares of vineyard, divided into 28 distinct blocks, allowing for highly specialized viticulture suited to each specific site, and is certified as a Napa Green Vineyard & Winery. Led by notable winemaker Elizabeth Vianna, Chimney Rock’s award-winning wines have firmly cemented its reputation for producing some of the world’s greatest estate Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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