Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 129342
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • D90
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: 14.5%

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:
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Winemaker's Notes

Chimney Rock is only one of a handful of wineries exclusively producing all Stags Leap District estate Cabernets, and the 2009 is another homerun for them. A fairly dry spring yielded their winemaking team with small and densely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon berries. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc were of equally superb quality.

This blend represents a seductive tapestry of the winery's diverse vineyard blocks which illustrates the power and grace of the unique Stags Leap District terroir. Rich garnet red in color with aromas of bright cherry and notes of blueberry and black currant. There are intricate hints of vanilla, violets and clove. This wine is pure elegance on the palate. The silkiest of tannins coated by a lush mid-palate end with a ever-soft but lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"It would be easy to dismiss this as just another Napa fruit-oak bomb, except that the lusciousness is accompanied by a fine structure that may even permit this Cab to age for a few years. It has the usual spectrum of ripe blackberries, cherries, cassis and chocolate, but the acid-tannin balance lends it elegance."
92 Points

"Potent, ripe nose of blueberry, chocolate and toasty oak. Velvety palate with polished black fruits, mint, rounded tannins and well-integrated alcohol. Stylish and balanced with very good.
Drink 2014–2025"
90 Points

Learn About Chimney Rock Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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