Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 99196
  • red wine
  • WE91
  • W&S90
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: 14.0%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 vintage represents another great vintage in the Stags Leap District. At Chimney Rock this was a particularly luxurious year because we had a tank to dedicate to every vineyard block for the first time since the planting of our last nine holes of the golf course. Overall we experienced an interesting set of conditions this harvest - rain and wind, cold and heat. In the end, Cabernet Sauvignon, sturdy grape that it is, will reign over all of our challenges - small resilient berries, filled with flavor and strength. Our 2006 Stags Leap District Cabernet is a great representative of the vintage. We've described the 2005 vintage as "dark and brooding." If we had to pick two words to describe 2006 they would be "bright and sassy."

This wine has bright red fruit aromas -- bing cherries come to mind. In tandem with the extroverted fruit -- some sassy spices such as clove and even a hint of cinnamon. All of that layered with some vanilla and a hint of coffee bean.

Lively is the first word that comes to mind. Mouth-watering juiciness at the front palate are followed by a palate coating middle. Tannins -- velvety as expected. Long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"You'll want to give this young Cab some time in the cellar, because it's locked down in tannins. Buried underneath the astringency is a wealth of sweet black currants and savory anise and sandalwood. Try after 2011."
91 Points

"There's a bright cherry ping in the center of this wine, surrounded if not completely hidden within the tannin's fine-ground espresso roast flavor. The tannin is simple and delicious, a long, black line to connect it with braised short ribs."
90 Points

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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Deep garnet color; Big, fruity style; Medium/full bodied, with slow legs that coated the glass; Cassis, dark cherries, coffee and a bit of spice on the nose; On the palate: plum, cassis, dark fruits with spice and silky tannins. The flavors are juicy and full, providing length and depth; Good acidity and medium-long finish. Not terribly complex, but nevertheless, a very enjoyable wine now (needed an hour or so to open up), but likely will improve with some age.
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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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