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Chimney Rock Elevage Stags Leap District 2002

Only 45 bottles left. An evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
$164.00 per Bottle
$1,968.00 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

The wine is graceful and harmonious with stylish finesse, supple texture and gorgeous ripe flavors. The integration of fruit flavors supported by elegant oak tones is testimony to the artistic craftsmanship at work in the creation of the wine. The palate bursts with dark fruit in the front extending into a delicate but lengthy 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

A relatively dry spring followed by a warm June, July and September resulted in a harvest that was neither early or late. Moderate heat spikes gifted the Stags Leap District with fruit that was concentrated and elegant in tannin profiles.
Vintage 2002
Appellation Stags Leap District
Aging 18 months in French oak.
Fermentation Each variety was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with variable skin contact time.
Alcohol % 14.00%
Size 750 ml