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Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2004

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.
$168.00 per Bottle

Tasting Notes

This extroverted wine has a generous mid-palate with tannins of equal grace. 2004 has gifted us with powerful velvet and an extraordinary 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

Short and sweet summarizes the 2004 vintage. It was one fastest and earliest of the decade starting in August, two to three weeks earlier than normal. With a crush of excellent quality fruit and yields per acre that were normal to light, the vintage brought high quality wines in limited quantities.
Vintage 2004
Appellation Stags Leap District
Aging 17 months in new French Oak
Fermentation Each variety was fermented separately in stainless tanks with variable contact time ranging from 6-25 days.
Alcohol % 14.00%
Size 750 ml