Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
This is a robust mineral-laden wine-a true representation of the substantial appellation, so good at offering power and complexity. Quiet layers of toasted coconut and oak are complemented by baked cherry and blackberry along with an unshakable hint of bay leaf. This will do well with more time, so enjoy best 2025-2030
A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate offers notes of blackberries, black cherries, cedar and earth with a waft of cloves and lavender. The medium-bodied palate is firm, hard, chewy and a bit on the delicate side but shows good expression.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is soft, open-knit and pretty, all of which make it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. The red cherry and red plum fruit flavors are attractive, even if this is a relatively light style for this wine.