Chimney Rock

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2927 ratings
9.067 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Deep ruby red. Tight as well on the nose like the 2012, but not as dark. Dirty on the attack of the nose with sweet spices, a touch of dark berries, and woody. Well integrated medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium to medium plus body. Smoky palate with plums, woody notes, gravel, and a touch of blue fruit. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Deep ruby red. Tight as well on the nose like the 2012, but not as dark. Dirty on the attack of the nose with sweet spices, a touch of dark berries, and woody. Well integrated medium tannins (6.5/10) with a medium to medium plus body. Smoky palate with plums, woody notes, gravel, and a touch of blue fruit. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2019.

Jul 30th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Dark purplish red. Rather tight on the nose with dark and sweet spices, cinnamon, brown sugar, asian spices and dark raspberries. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Solid acidity with a fruity attack, dark red berries, spices, cinnamon and gravel. A touch of heat with a dry and long finish. Needed an hour and a half plus decant. Drink till 2024. (91+)

Dark purplish red. Rather tight on the nose with dark and sweet spices, cinnamon, brown sugar, asian spices and dark raspberries. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. Solid acidity with a fruity attack, dark red berries, spices, cinnamon and gravel. A touch of heat with a dry and long finish. Needed an hour and a half plus decant. Drink till 2024. (91+)

Jul 30th, 2017
Garrett P

Garnet/black center. Nose of cocoa and truffles. A weighty wine that moves around the palate with determination, with flavors of dark cherry, plum, and clove

Garnet/black center. Nose of cocoa and truffles. A weighty wine that moves around the palate with determination, with flavors of dark cherry, plum, and clove

2 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2016
Ellen Fitzgibbon

It's Christmas! Time to party.

It's Christmas! Time to party.

2 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Jeremy Hollingsworth

Amazing, lots of black fruit with a smooth finish. Classic Napa Cabernet that will only get better with age. This is well worth it

Amazing, lots of black fruit with a smooth finish. Classic Napa Cabernet that will only get better with age. This is well worth it

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2016
Michael Djerf

8 years old, well kept. Cork looked good. Very smooth, flavorful. No bite, very soft tannins, all on the finish. Delicious

8 years old, well kept. Cork looked good. Very smooth, flavorful. No bite, very soft tannins, all on the finish. Delicious

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Alex Nelson

In my opinion the lushness of this wine competes with many double in price. Beautiful.

In my opinion the lushness of this wine competes with many double in price. Beautiful.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Nick Fortunato

Superb

Superb

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2014
Elizabeth Vianna

Winemaker Chimney Rock Winery

10

21 year old beauty. Lively and full bodied!

21 year old beauty. Lively and full bodied!

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2013
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.2

Too porty for my taste.

Too porty for my taste.

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2013