' Chimney Rock - Chimney Rock Elevage Red Wine Stags Leap District 2006

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.
$185.00 per Bottle
$2,220.00 per Case

Tasting Notes

Velvet, rich and mouth filling with the burst of red fruit in the front palate and a long, sensual finish.

Vineyard Notes

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.

Production Notes

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.
Vintage 2006
Wine Style Red Wine
Appellation Stags Leap District
Aging Aged for 18 months in new French Oak.
Fermentation Each vineyard block was fermented separately in stainless steel vats with variable skin contact time ranging from 14-30 days.
Alcohol % 14.00%
Size 750 ml