Chimney Rock Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Our Estate is divided into over two dozen individual vineyard blocks. Soil types, clones, rootstocks and microclimates vary from block to block showcasing the diversity of Stags Leap District fruit we have to work with every year. In some harvests we select a specific vineyard's grapes for individual bottling. We are proud to introduce Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon that comes from a specific block of 9 acres. Long before California's statehood, the Wappo Indian tribe thrived in what would be Napa County. Artifacts left behind by these resilient native people have been found in our area. This label is a tribute to those who preceded us on this bountiful land. This wine offers the fruit intensity and elegance appreciated by lovers of Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. We are sure you will enjoy this very special bottle.
The color is deep burgundy with intense purple hue.
On the nose, this wine is a prime example of what deems the 2007 vintage so stellar. Black cherry, floral, cassis, cocoa, vanilla -this wine is explosive aromatically.
In the palate it is full bodied with muscular tannin structure, yet still has the elegance and smoothness one expects from Stags Leap District.
Wine Spectator - "Impressive for its stylish delivery of ripe, fleshy black cherry, plum and wild berry fruit. Full-bodied, yet elegant and polished in texture, finishing with black licorice, cedar-laced oak and nutmeg infused tannins, yet the flavors flow through nicely. Best from 2012 through 2023."
The Wine Advocate - "The delicious, dark ruby/purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Tomahawk Vineyard offers up aromas of black currants, cedar and flowers. Medium to full-bodied and elegant, it is a quintessential Stags Leap Cabernet to drink over the next 10-15 years."
Wine Enthusiast - "Lush and smooth this is a Cabernet to drink now for its fantastic depth and captivating deliciousness. It's dry and tannic, with major flavors of blackberries, blueberries, currants and cassis, framed in smoky oak. Feels important and classy all the way, although it could use just a bit more acid bite for complete balance."
Wine & Spirits - "This has the supple, layered richness of finely ripened Stags Leap District cabernet. The fruit is as dark as blackberries in a pie, but the wine doesn't feel hyperripe. That fruit shows enough intensity and perseverance to handle the significant oak treatment, which reads as black walnut for now, needing time to meld into the wine."
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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. View all Chimney Rock Winery Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
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 lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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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.