2013 Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
Clone 7 skillfully displays ideal vineyard balance and hosts bright fruit flavors and silky, elegant tannins.
The idea that wines should be a pure reflection of time and place reigns supreme at Chimney Rock. Each year our winemaking team strives to craft wines that esthetically mirror the vineyards from which they are born. Our Cardiac Hillside– Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the northern edge of our estate, nestled against the eastern hills. This vineyard’s steep aspect, exposure and the proximity to the glorious Stags Leap District Palisades combine to create the perfect terroir for the birth of ripe and inky Cabernet grapes each year.
The fruit grown on this hillside in 2013 surpassed all of our expectations. This Cabernet is a perfect portrait of its origin. The texture and power of the tannins, the richness and depth of flavor, the dance of complex aromas all coexist in this transcendent creation.