||Stags Leap District
Bright red fruit character, with hints of black currant and cherry cola. Subtle, spicy notes of pepper, clove and cinnamon. The structure is firm, though the tannins are elegant and approachable.
Tomahawk Vineyard, named for the native Wappo Indian tribe that once hunted in the Napa Valley, is a small group of vines at the southern end of the property and represents the pinnacle of the Chimney Rock estate. Planted in 2002, this vineyard has, from the beginning, stunned everyone with its intense, massively complex fruit. Every year since, regardless of difficult weather or other viticultural challenges, the wines made from the Tomahawk Vineyard have been truly world-class -- compelling, multi-layered, and elegant with the lush mid-palate and lengthy finish that is the hallmark of Chimney Rock.
The 2006 vintage represents an adventurous vintage in the Stags Leap District. Overall we experienced an interesting set of conditions during harvest - rain and wind, cold and heat. At Chimney Rock it was a particularly luxurious year because we had a tank to dedicate to every vineyard block, for the first time since the planting of what were the last nine holes of the golf course.