Chimney Rock Tomahawk Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 2013
A wine with complexity and depth beyond our wildest dreams. Only 24 cases produced.
"At Chimney Rock, our winemaking team believes in prolonged skin contact. This extra quiet time on the skins allows the young wines to absorb fascinating flavors and aromas, and best develop the luscious mid-palate. When the ideal balance is reached, we use gravity to slowly drain the tank. The last small portion of this – which we call the “pearl” of the tank – often shines with an additional layer of complexity and structure.
This is one of the great “pearls” created from our celebrated Tomahawk Vineyard in the magnificent 2013 vintage. The last few gallons that slowly drained overnight formed a remarkable barrel – so remarkable that we didn’t blend it into one of our most eminent single vineyard lots. We cared for it separately and watched as it evolved into something we couldn’t imagine: a wine with complexity and depth beyond our wildest dreams. Enjoy this most singular creation." - Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna