Chimney Rock Elevage 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$76.00 $49.99
Save $26.01
Item No. 109503
  • red wine
  • WN92
  • WE92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep red with purple hue. The nose of this wine is filled with luscious blackberry, cocoa, cassis and hints of vanilla and a bit of clove and coffee. The texture of this wine never disappoints. Velvet, rich and mouth filling with the burst of red fruit in the front palate and a long sensual finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth, dry and rich, this Merlot-based Bordeaux blend shows complex flavors of black currants, black cherries, mocha and cedar. The tannins are thick, but very finely ground, with a sweet nutty taste. Shows real class and finesse."
92 Points

"Solid garnet hue. Cherry cola and coffee bean aromas with new oak and clove accents. Spicy black cherry fruit with a cloak of fine tannins, minerals and lightly toasted oak. Dry, flinty finish with plenty of promising fruit waiting to turn the corner."
92 Points

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Stephen Bazzano - Vernon Rockville, CT (read all my reviews)

Style: Earthy & Spicy
This wine was very tight 1st pour. A bit acidic. By the third pour, under vacuum, on the third day, it mellowed out. I think this wine was past its prime and is on its way out. The nose was no where what it probably once was,nor was the flavor, especially at this price.
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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...

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