Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2007 1.5L
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.
"A brilliant Bordeaux blend, just captivating for its lush fruit, elegance and classy balance. Remarkable for the integrity of tannins, so sturdy and refined, so pure and sweet. A feminine wine, to judge by its soft allure, and yet packed with power and integrity. Beautiful now, although it's easily one for the next five to seven years. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot." -Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast
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 2007 vintage brought us extraordinary fruit in the Stags Leap District. A dry spring and a warm year in comparison to the previous two vintages greatly reduced the berry size on our property. The result was a harvest which produced wines of great concentration and depth, power and elegance.
||Stags Leap District
||20 months in 100% new French Oak
||Each vineyard block was fermented separately in stainless steel vats with variable skin contact time ranging from 14-30 days.