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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114869)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $69.99

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
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 Wine Spectator rating: 90 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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a deep purple hue and a brightness in its fruit character, which is seductive. Lush aromas of cherry cola, cassis and a slight hint permeate the aromatics. This wine is elegant and round as one should expect from Stags Leap District fruit. It also has a brightness in acidity, which gives the finish of this wine both liveliness and length.
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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.