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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Chimney Rock Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Chimney Rock Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 107688)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
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
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
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 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:

The 2007 vintage brought us extraordinary fruit in the Stags Leap District. A dry spring and a warm year in comparison to the previous two vintages greatly reduced the berry size on our property. The result was a harvest which produced wines of great concentration and depth, power and elegance. The 2007 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is a great representative of the breadth of the fruit. It has power and finesse with striking body and generous aromas.

The wine displays a deep ruby red color, with an aroma of cassis, blackberries and plums along with vanilla, mocha and clove. There is unquestionable richness in the palate. Full burst of beautiful fruit followed by mid palate unctuousness. the finsih is long and very, very silky.

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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.