(From 2012 Vintage) Barely a mile wide and three miles long, the Stags Leap District comprises some of the most coveted vineyard land in the world for Cabernet Sauvignon. In our pursuit to produce unique wines of exceptional and world-class quality, we have developed and managed the Chimney Rock Winery estate vineyards into a sustainable standard bearer for Cabernet Sauvignon.
The cool spring of 1999 caused a low berry set for the Cabernet and, therefore a low yield. The Merlot yield was slightly higher, which explains the higher percentage in the blend. We fermented the wine slightly warmer than usual, which deepened the color and berry aroma. The wine is enjoyable now and will age gracefully over the next ten years. Color: Rich red. Aroma: Reminiscent of mulberries and complemented by vanilla and clove scents imparted by aging in French oak. Taste: Intense fruit ...
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/23/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2012
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/08.
Wine Spectator(From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/94