Chimney Rock Tomahawk Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Chimney Rock Tomahawk Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Country - USA

Region - California

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chimney Rock

Tasting notes - This opulent Cabernet Sauvignon sings with complex aromas of damson, cherry, blackberry, cedar, tobacco and a hint of caramel. Rich and full-bodied with fleshy tannins that envelop the fruit through to a long, sumptuous finish.

Awards
92 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021
93+ pts, Wine Advocate, 2022
93 pts, Vinous, 2022

Chimney Rock Tomahawk Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This opulent and rich Cabernet Sauvignon sings with
complex notes of damson, cherry, blackberry, cedar,
tobacco and a hint of caramel.
ProducerNote
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 specialised viticulture suited to each specific site. 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.
Vintage
2018 was an exceptionally good year; it did not present the challenges of drought, low
yields and heatwaves that affected many of the previous years. Instead, the weather
was slow and easy and offered a regular growing season, allowing the grapes to
reach optimal maturity. 2018 was an outstanding vintage.
Vineyard
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from the single vineyard of Tomahawk, which
forms the coolest part of the Chimney Rock estate due to proximity to the San Pablo
Bay. Cooling, fresh sea breezes ensure the intense fruit flavours are balanced by
cooling nights, which impart natural freshness to the wines. The volcanic soils stress the
cordon-trained vines to encourage deep root systems in search of nutrients. This
distinctive combination of cool-climate location and volcanic soil produces intensely
powerful, complex and opulent wines. The vines are meticulously cultivated. The estate
holds the Napa Green Vineyard certification which provides a framework for growers to
cultivate sustainably; through improving soil health, becoming carbon neutral,
implementing efficient water-use strategies, incorporating integrated pest management
techniques and soil cover crops. The grapes are hand-harvested at optimum maturity.
Winemaking
The Tomahawk vineyard 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 colour, flavour and fine tannins. Vinified without any additions, the
wine was then matured for 18 months in French oak, 70% of which was new.
TastingNote
This opulent Cabernet Sauvignon sings with complex aromas of damson, cherry,
blackberry, cedar, tobacco and a hint of caramel. Rich and full-bodied with fleshy
tannins that envelop the fruit through to a long, sumptuous finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Awards
92 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021
93+ pts, Wine Advocate, 2022
93 pts, Vinous, 2022

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