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Chimney Rock 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
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  Chimney Rock 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
Item Number:13 21 259 09
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CUSTOMER RATING
Based on the averaged scale of 1 to 5 glasses
EXPERT RATING
Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WE  90 
 WS  90 
 WA  93 
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Chimney Rock 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
Stags Leap District is one of the first sub-appellations to be recognized in Napa Valley. This unique area on the eastern edge of the valley had been turning out consistently fine Cabernet for decades. Chimney Rock's winemaker, Doug Fletcher, maximizes the potential of this exceptional appellation with a rigorous approach to vineyard management including the "Fletcher Lyre" trellising system, pioneered at Chimney Rock. The system allows grapes to ripen longer which results in small, intensely flavored berries with deeper skin pigments and richer, riper flavors. 2009 was another excellent vintage. this wine scored 93 points in the Wine Advocate who said "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is today, it will only be better in another 2-3 years. This is another fabulous effort from Chimney Rock. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."

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