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Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock, in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley, California, was founded in 1980 when Sheldon Wilson, a former Pepsi executive, and his wife Sheila bought the Chimney Rock Golf Course and bulldozed half of it to make way for vineyards. The first vintage was in 1984. In 2000 the Terlato Wine Group of Chicago, one of the nation’s largest importers of high end wine, bought into the estate. In 2004 the Terlato group took full ownership of Chimney Rock. The closely-held Terlato Wine Group also owns Rutherford Hill, Alderbrook and Sanford Winery. Today the winery is known for Cabernet Sauvignon, though it also produces Fume Blanc, Rose, and several Bordeaux-style blends. Wine Advocate has often complimented the estate’s wine, as in 2005, when the reviewer wrote that “elegant reds and whites routinely emerge from Chimney Rock. In fact, those who claim California wines lack finesse and delicacy should check out these offerings.”

1997 Chimney Rock Elevage

Light capsule condition issue; base neck fill; light label condition issue

WS  91   

1997 Chimney Rock Elevage

3-bottle Lot

See item details for bottle notes

WS  91   

1995 Chimney Rock Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; mid shoulder fill

WS  90   

1996 Chimney Rock Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  90   
WE  90   

1990 Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

Very top shoulder fill

2019 Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  93   
VN  92   
WE  92   
JD  92   
WA  91   
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