Chimney Rock Kairos Cabernet Stags Leap District 2009
Low yields and remarkably small berries produce a distinctive, nearly purple wine that is both intense, lushly textured and emphatically Kairos.
Kairos is a stretch of well-drained benchland at the northern edge of the Chimney Rock estate, with shallow hard pan and gravel and loam soils that easily stress the vines. Thanks to decades of working with this exact plot of land, our vineyard and winemaking team is intimately aware of what efforts and techniques best harmonize with this unique location. The results are low yields and remarkably small berries, which produce a distinctive, nearly purple wine that is both intense, lushly textured and emphatically Kairos.
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.
||Stags Leap District
||October 9th- October 12th, 2009
||18 months in 60% new French Oak barrels
||Stainless steel tank with 26 days skin contact time