Chimney Rock Elevage 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
Vinous 90 points - The 2012 Red Blend Elevage holds considerable appeal. A dark beguiling beauty, the 2013 is pliant, explosive and intense from start to finish. Remarkably light on its feet for such and opulent wine, the 2012 impresses for its depth and pure resonance. 90-93 Points.Antonio Galloni, December/2014
Chimney Rock’s proprietarily-named red wine blend is Elevage. Crafted from grapes grown across our 37 distinctive vineyard blocks, this wine takes advantage of four different red varieties that capture the essence of our estate. While the first vintage was released in 1990, we remain deeply committed to, and passionately fond of, this blend comprised of Bordeaux varietals. Elevage, an evocative melange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate. Experience this blend that evokes finesse and complexity, depth and dimension, and truly highlights the singular nature of the Stags Leap District.
This is a blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot from the producer's estate in the heart of the appellation. It is driven by a velvety texture, with plush wrap-around tannins running the show. Oak, sage and cedar define the flavors alongside layers of plum and red currant.