Chimney Rock 2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon | 92 POINTS

Chimney Rock 2016 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon | 92 POINTS

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The 2016 Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, an estate grown blend mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot for roundness, offers aromas of black currant, licorice, clove, and vanilla. The wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish.

Varietal Composition: 75 Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley AVA, Stags Leap District
Aging: 18 months in French oak, 50 percent new

92 Points - Wine Spectator
"This is a rock-solid offering, featuring dark currant and mulled raspberry fruit, laced with light savory and tobacco notes. Ends with a focused mix of fruit and cedar on the pleasantly grippy finish. Drink now through 2029. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 7,124 cases made." -JM, 8/31/19

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored and features a wonderfully vibrant nose of red and black cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants with touches of rose petals, spice box and tilled soil. The medium to full-bodied palate offers crunchy black fruit with a firm structure of grainy tannins and just enough freshness on the savory finish." -LPB, 10/29/18

91 Points - Vinous
"Chimney Rock's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is beautiful, precise and impeccably balanced. Floral top note and bright red cherry/plum fruit are very nicely delineated. Medium in body and gracious, the 2016 is super expressive today. The 25% Merlot adds mid-palate softness and helps in giving the wine a good bit of early appeal. What a pretty wine it is." -AG, Dec/2018

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Softened with the addition of 25% Merlot, this wine offers a combination of power with grace. Touches of tar, petrol and rocky mineral start this off on the nose. It's shows robust and tightly grained tannins on the palate, with a bold shock of blue fruit and cinnamon." -VB, 3/1/19

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