This is so obviously chimney rock. Ripe fruit, almost sweet at times, black currant, deep red cherry, vanilla, and some toasty oak. A faint hint of pencil shavings and some gravel but they are dominated by the new world flavors even at 7 years of age. Probably best in the next five years as the tannins are pretty melted by now. Very good wine.
- It's in total harmony with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Opened up 375 mill bottle and it was fantastic. the wine is completely smooth. It has strong fruit flavors but they don't overwhelm and they are just great.
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(Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District) Dark ruby color; ripe black currant, tart cassis, French oak nose; ripe black currant, berry palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc; 18-20 mos. in 50% new & 50% used French oak; 14.1% alcohol)
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