Chimney Rock Elevage Blanc Napa Valley 2009
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris, our Elevage Blanc has revolutionized the world of white wines with its age-worthiness and balanced richness.
Aromas of white peach, citrus, and pear with highlights of orange blossom, vanilla, roasted almond and caramel. The texture of this wine is striking with a delightfully long rich finish. The bright acidity is in perfect balance with the plush mid-palate of the wine.
Crafted from our 8 acre vineyard on Mee Lane in Rutherford both our Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris were planted in 2002. These vines from well drained soils, have produced extraordinary fruit from an early age and have earned us recognition in the creation of this wine of texture and ageability.
In 2009, we were blessed with another dry spring, and beautiful temperate weather throughout the growing season. The few late rains had little effect on our intensely flavored and elaborately ripe, yet balanced, fruit.