Chimney Rock Elevage 2011
|Appellation||Stags Leap District|
Wine EnthusiastA Merlot-based blend with accompanying components of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, this estate-grown wine excels in its subdued, smoky and toasty oak surrounded by juicy blackberry and a hint of graphite and leather. Textured and structured, it needs time, and will be happy in the cellar through 2026.
Wine SpectatorDense and layered, this is built for the cellar. Bold black currant aromas combine with rich, muscular flavors of black cherry, mineral and pencil lead, framed by firm tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2016 through 2021. 1,281 cases made.