This wine is super expressive with aromas of blackberry, cocoa powder with hints of mint, clove and espresso. Ripe and intense with flavors of blackberry, mocha and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied with super silky tannins, a round and viscous mid-palate ends with a nice long finish with some bright acidity in the end.
Elevage, a proprietary blend, explores the idea that multiple personalities can indeed coexist harmoniously in the world of wine. Take the austerity of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, blend it with the roundness of Merlot, add the aromatic highlights of Petit Verdot, the savory notes of Cabernet Franc and voila, a complex symphony is written.
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast "Leading the way with 65% Merlot, this wine blends in 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot from the appellation. It is then aged 18 months in all new French barrels. Showing notes of iron, crushed rock and red fruit, it has a pillowy tannin structure and well-integrated oak, with a final accent of clove."
93pts Jeb Dunnuck "A more Merlot-dominated cube, the 2018 Red Blend Elevage checks in 65% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. Its dense purple color is followed by loads of blackberry and currant-like fruits as well as notes of lavender, sweet tobacco, and chocolate. This rich, full-bodied wine has soft, rounded tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. I'd be happy to drink a bottle any time over the coming decade."
65% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in all new French barrels.
Situated on the famed Silverado Trail in Napa Valley's renowned Stag's Leap District, Chimney Rock is recognized as one of the world's premier fine wine producers. Chimney Rock was established in 1984 with the goal of creating wines that would compete against the best Bordeaux. The estate's location in the Stags Leap District, Napa Valley's smallest and most acclaimed sub-appellation, allows winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna to capture this unique terroir and create wines that rival the most important wines of the world. Chimney Rock is a Terlato Family winery and embodies the family's dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality.
750ML / 14.5% ABV