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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Chimney Rock Elevage 2008
Chimney Rock Elevage 2008
(search item no. 115318)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As always, we consider the Elevage, our proprietary blend, a pure reflection of the vintage. This wine has depth, weigh and extraordinary potential for ageing.

Dark red with a purple hue. Luscious blackberry, cocoa, cassis and hints of vanilla with a bit of clove and coffee. Velvet, rich and mouth-filling with the burst of red fruit in the front palate and a long sensual finish.

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About Chimney Rock Winery:

Situated on the famed Silverado Trail in Napa Valley's renowned Stags Leap District, Chimney Rock is recognized as one of the world's premier fine wine producers. Chimney Rock was established in 1980 with the goal of creating wines that would compete against the best Bordeaux. The estate's location in the Stags Leap District, Napa Valley's smallest and most acclaimed sub-appellation, allows winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna to capture this unique terroir and create wines that rival the most important wines of the world. Chimney Rock is a Terlato Family winery and embodies the family's dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality.