Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
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.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District is a beautiful, classic wine that does everything right. Black cherries, blackberries, licorice, scorched earth, and graphite notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, elegant, balanced Cabernet that shows the classic, straight style of the vintage nicely. It has solid structure and will put on weight with short-term cellaring, and should have 10-15 years of prime drinking.
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.