Chimney Rock Kairos Caberent Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2006
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.
The 2006 vintage represents another great vintage in the Stags Leap District. At Chimney Rock this was a particularly luxurious year because we had a tank to dedicate to every vineyard block for the first time since the planting of our last nine holes of the golf course. Overall we experienced an interesting set of conditions this harvest - rain and wind, cold and heat. We've described the 2005 vintage as "dark and brooding." If we had to pick two words to describe 2006 they would be "bright and sassy."
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