Elevage
2015
2014
2013

Elevage, an evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, stands among legends and serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate each year. Named for the French team referring to the maturation period of the wine between fermentation and bottling, this important blend evokes finesse and complexity, depth and dimension, and truly highlights the singular nature of the Stags Leap District. 

 

Our 2015 Elevage is reflective of the year it was born. A drought year stressed our vines and gifted us with tiny berries and beautiful concentration. The result is a wine of depth and balance, power and grace. This symphonic blend of four grapes assures us that there is indeed strength in numbers.

 

 

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep red with a purple hue
Aroma
Rich fruit aromas of huckleberry, Bing cherry and black currant. Undertones of mint, mocha and vanilla and violets are enticing in this rich blend.
Taste
The front palate of this wine is rich and deeply textured. The mid palate is round and the tannins firmly structure with a long, balanced finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
77% 
Merlot
13% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
6% 
Cabernet Franc
4% 
Petit Verdot
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tank with variable extended skin contact from 30-40 days
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 100% new French Oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Cases Produced: 
1,812
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

Elevage, an evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, stands among legends and serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate each year. Named for the French team referring to the maturation period of the wine between fermentation and bottling, this important blend evokes finesse and complexity, depth and dimension, and truly highlights the singular nature of the Stags Leap District. 

The 2014 vintage was one of the warmest and earliest on record in Stags Leap District. The middle vintage of a trio of outstanding harvests in Napa Valley, this growing season provided us with ideal conditions to showcase our estate wines. Elevage is always a principal story teller of vintage since it incorporates several varieties grown on our estate.  This vintage Elevage is a classic:  seamlessly integrating rich tannins with great complexity and depth, it is a wine that can be consumed young or can be aged for 15 to 20 years.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep red with a purple hue
Aroma
Rich fruit aromas of huckleberry, Bing cherry and black currant. Undertones of mint, mocha and vanilla and violets are enticing in this rich blend.
Taste
The front palate of this wine is rich and deeply textured. The mid palate is round and the tannins firmly structure with a long, balanced finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
53% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
29% 
Merlot
13% 
Petit Verdot
5% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tank with variable extended skin contact from 30-40 days
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 100% new French Oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
Release Date:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
2,508
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

Elevage, an evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, stands among legends and serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate each year. Named for the French team referring to the maturation period of the wine between fermentation and bottling, this important blend evokes finesse and complexity, depth and dimension, and truly highlights the singular nature of the Stags Leap District. 

The 2013 vintage was one of the warmest and earliest on record in Stags Leap District. The middle vintage of a trio of outstanding harvests in Napa Valley, this growing season provided us with ideal conditions to showcase our estate wines. Elevage is always a principal story teller of vintage since it incorporates several varieties grown on our estate.  This vintage Elevage is a classic:  seamlessly integrating rich tannins with great complexity and depth, it is a wine that can be consumed young or can be aged for 15 to 20 years.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep red with a purple hue
Aroma
Rich fruit aromas of huckleberry, Bing cherry and black currant. Undertones of mint, mocha and vanilla and violets are enticing in this rich blend.
Taste
The front palate of this wine is rich and deeply textured. The mid palate is round and the tannins firmly structure with a long, balanced finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
53% 
Merlot
33% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
9% 
Petit Verdot
5% 
Cabernet Franc
Appellation: 
Napa Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Stainless steel tank with variable extended skin contact from 30-40 days
Length/Type of Aging: 
18 months in 100% new French Oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
Release Date:
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
2,508
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML