Chimney Rock Tomahawk Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2008
The pinnacle of the Chimney Rock estate and a pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District, Tomahawk Cabernet is truly world-class.
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 2008 vintage brought us some early frost challenges but a beautiful warm growing season. Consequently the yields were low and the quality extraordinary. This was the warmest vintage of the decade second only to 2004. In contrast to the 2007 wines, there is a slightly more elegant structure and, though the wines have beautiful aromatics, this vintage carries with it more nuance and less flash.
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