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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Chimney Rock Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Chimney Rock Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90218)
The Wine News rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Color: Deep garnet with slight purple hue

Aroma: This early, hot vintage exhibits dark aromas of blackberry, black currant, dark chocolate and hints of mocha and smoke.

Taste: The 2004 vintage has beautiful density on the palate, although the tannins are traditionally silky with a long finish. The firm but elegant structure of this wine promises nice ageability.

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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.