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Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2014

Member Review by DGMcB1:

pleasant smell, rich in cherry flavor.....well rounded.

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Chimney Rock Winery:
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.

Member Reviews for Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

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Snooth User: DGMcB1
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/03/2009

pleasant smell, rich in cherry flavor.....well rounded.


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 08/10/2009

Complex, smooth, bold. Enjoyed it with a NY strip.


Snooth User: emmfan
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/22/2009

Delicious and rich.


Snooth User: mosnowman
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/11/2010

Dark rich, deep purple and black cherry flavors. I love this wine!


Snooth User: jengood
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1999 02/05/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

External Review
Vintage: 2013 05/13/2016

Deep and dense red velvet color. Bright red plum and blackberry aromas are interlaced with vanilla and hints of cocoa and clove. A voluptuous burst of fruit at the front palate followed by an enveloping mid palate with an ensuing bright delicate finish.


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Vintage: 2009 01/27/2015

Stags Leap District is one of the first sub-appellations to be recognized in Napa Valley. This unique area on the eastern edge of the valley had been turning out consistently fine Cabernet for decades. Chimney Rock's winemaker, Doug Fletcher, maximizes the potential of this exceptional appellation with a rigorous approach to vineyard management including the "Fletcher Lyre" trellising system, pioneered at Chimney Rock. The system allows grapes to ripen longer which results in small, intensely flavored berries with deeper skin pigments and richer, riper flavors. 2009 was another excellent vintage. this wine scored 93 points in the Wine Advocate who said "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2-3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."


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Vintage: 2009 03/06/2014

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2-3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Complex, ripe, firm and vivid dark berry, plum and black cherry fruit is elegant and refined, pure and focused, with just the right backbone. Drink now through 2024. 16,447 cases made. -JL


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/22/2013

Known for its perfect balance of power and finesse, Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon is consistently praised and highly sought by collectors. Finely structured with supple tannins that make this wine approachable upon release, this elegant wine can also be enjoyed following years in the cellar.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/04/2014

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2-3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024. Complex, ripe, firm and vivid dark berry, plum and black cherry fruit is elegant and refined, pure and focused, with just the right backbone. Drink now through 2024. 16,447 cases made. -JL ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2006 12/26/2011

Sleek and elegant, with ripe and spicy cherry, wild berry and strawberry flavors. Turns supple and polished on the finish. Best from 2000 through 2007.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 12/26/2011

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap exhibits a medium deep ruby color along with a pretty nose of red and black currants, spice, and cedar. Medium-bodied, subtle, clean flavors of earth and wood are also present. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.


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