Cabernet Sauvignon
2016
2015
2014

The Chimney Rock Estate is blessed with a diversity of soil and topography that breeds complexity in our wines. To the east, our steep hills and shallow soils bring us density and power.  On the north end, our proximity to the Palisades gifts us with ripeness and purity of fruit.  To the south, our proximity to the bay brings us breezes that add the nuance of cooler climate—adding hints of dried herbs and mint.  It is this diversity that has enabled us to represent the quintessence of Stags Leap District—the tension between grace and power, the balance of finesse and muscle.  We are delighted to share the first of our 32nd vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its beauty proclaims we are here to stay. 

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Inky purple red
Aroma
Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla
Taste
This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
75% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
25% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented in stainless steel with 26-40 days skin contact time.
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Cases Produced: 
7,100
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

This hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards displays the promise of the Stags Leap District terroir.  It is with both elation and a slight humbling trepidation, that we introduce to you – the first wine of the 2015 vintage – our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.  At heart we are confident in this magnificent vintage.  The second of three drought years, our yields were smaller than both 2012 and 2013, and the depth and concentration of the wines is unmistakable.  Give a warm welcome to our newest creation!

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Inky purple red
Aroma
Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla
Taste
This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
87% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
11% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented in stainless steel with 26-40 days skin contact time.
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

This hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyards displays the promise of the Stags Leap District terroir.  It is with both elation and a slight humbling trepidation, that we introduce to you – the first wine of the 2014 vintage – our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.  At heart we are confident in this magnificent vintage.  The second of three drought years, our yields were smaller than both 2012 and 2013, and the depth and concentration of the wines is unmistakable.  Give a warm welcome to our newest creation!

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Inky purple red
Aroma
Black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla
Taste
This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
87% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
11% 
Merlot
2% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented in stainless steel with 26-40 days skin contact time.
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 50% new French Oak / 50% used French Oak.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML