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2013 Elevage Stags Leap District

A beautiful, deeply textured Bordeaux style blend. 94 points.
 

Description

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 mélange 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.

Ratings

94 points: “A satiny Stags Leap Bordeaux blend; dark and concentrated with ripe, generous black plum and toasty vanilla oak. 53% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc.” - Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel

92 Points: “This is an austere, elegant study in power and grace, blending 53% Merlot with 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Substantial and tannin-defined as many of its brethren of this vintage, it shows cedar, pencil shavings and a touch of tobacco, more savory than fruit-driven. Drink now through 2023. Cellar selection.” – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
Vintage 2013
Size 750 ml