The soundtrack of harvest is extremely important to our winemaking team. We enjoy music and we are profoundly aware that every song played in the cellar needs to inspire our wines. If we had to designate a song that perfectly captured the spirit of the 2017 harvest – it would undoubtedly be James Taylor’s Fire and Rain with lyrics that we lived, “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.” The 2017 vintage brought us one of the rainiest winters in the last few decades. In addition, on October 8 of that year Napa and Sonoma Valley experienced some of the most devastating wild fires. At Chimney Rock, we thrive under adversity. Although the vintage presented many extreme challenges, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes, the first of our 2017 wines shines bright. Enjoy this bright beauty.
Aroma: This wine is rich with aromas of blackberry, cassis, mocha and hints of dried herbs, cardamom and a touch of mint.
Flavor: Rich and full bodied, this wine has a dense mid-palate with a round and silky texture and a long finish.
Varietal Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Ageability: This beauty is quite young so we recommend decanting if consumed soon or age this seamless wine 10-20 years.
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