Chimney Rock Merlot Stags Leap District 2014
Very limited release. A Stags Leap District Merlot, worthy of a bottle of its own.
Consider the role of an award winning supporting actor or actress in a movie or play. Their role, although considered secondary, is often critical to the development and presence of the star of the show. Such is the relationship of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. So often in blends Merlot sits in the background with its soft spoken round voice and allows Cabernet Sauvginon to shine while it softens its edges and makes it complete.
At Chimney Rock, occasionally we choose to give Merlot a starring role. In 2014 Merlot made a dramatic appearance in our vineyards. It showed great density and power and clamored for a show of its own. Join us in a standing ovation for this rising star.
AROMA: Aromas of black cherry pie, powdered cocoa and hints of cedar box and sage.
FLAVOR: On the front and mid-palate, this medium-bodied wine shows the roundness which is typical of Merlot and it finishes with velvety tannins and a soft finish.