The Clone 7 Vineyard is one of two mountainside vineyards at Chimney Rock. Located at the northern edge of the estate, this vineyard block is often called “Cardiac Hill” for its steep, challenging aspect. The intense sun exposure of these hills, along with the shallow, volcanic soils in this area, necessitates only the heartiest Cabernet Sauvignon clones. Our Clone 7 vines, planted in 1995 to the similarly hardy 3309 rootstock, succeed admirably, offering a muscular wine full of bright fruit flavors that easily stands alongside the most famed Napa Valley hillside wines.
Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon is only available for purchase at the winery or by members of our wine club.
“Combines firm, ripe, rich and extracted flavors of currant, cedar, blackberry and mineral with a sense of suppleness. The flavors build on the palate, ending with hints of mint, herb, cedar and espresso.”
- James Laube, Wine Spectator