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2017 Chimney Rock Alpine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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October 17, 2021 - $81



93Vinous / IWC

...Sweet floral notes, blood orange, sweet pipe tobacco, mint and star anise perk up a core of succulent red cherry and plum fruit In an appealing Cabernet with soft curves, silky tannins and fine overall balance. This is very nicely done.

93Wine Enthusiast

...creamy in texture with a gravelly underbelly of crushed rock. Structured, classically styled and dazzling in elements of dried herb, clove and black pepper, it shows power within a context of balance and lengthy grace.

91The Wine Advocate

...scents of baked black berries, mulberries, spice cake, cedar and toast. Medium to full-bodied, it is soft-spoken and earthy with nice plush tannins and good freshness.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District

Stags Leap District AVA in southern Napa Valley has a storied history. It is home to Stag’s Leap Cellars, whose 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon won the famous Judgment of Paris blind tasting that included several of Bordeaux’s most exalted First Growths. Vineyards were started in area in the late 19th century, but the district’s rise in prestige started in the late 1960s when Nathan Fay planted Cabernet Sauvignon. Fay later sold his estate to Warren Winiarski, founder of Stag’s Leap Cellars. The district was given its own AVA designation in 1989, and today there are 1,400 vineyard acres. The AVA is especially notable because it was the first in the U.S. to be granted AVA status based on terroir. Its distinctive soils is a mix of volcanic soils, river sediment and loamy clay-like soil. Because the soils don’t retain water well, vineyards in Stag’s Leap tend to grow fruit with great intensity and flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for 95% of the grapes planted in Stags Leap.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.