Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2006
An evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. This blend evokes finesse and complexity, and truly highlights the Stags Leap District.
Velvet, rich and mouth filling with the burst of red fruit in the front palate and a long, sensual finish.
Our 134-acre estate lies in the heart of the Stags Leap District, the first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils. Elevage is crafted from grapes across our 28 distinctive vineyard blocks planted to [five] different red varieties for a proprietary blend that captures the essence of the silky tannins of our estate.
The 2006 vintage represents an adventurous vintage in the Stags Leap District. Overall we experienced an interesting set of conditions during harvest - rain and wind, cold and heat. At Chimney Rock it was a particularly luxurious year because we had a tank to dedicate to every vineyard block, for the first time since the planting of what were the last nine holes of the golf course.
||Stags Leap District
||Aged for 18 months in new French Oak.
||Each vineyard block was fermented separately in stainless steel vats with variable skin contact time ranging from 14-30 days.