2018 Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
The idea that a wine should be a pure reflection of time and place reigns supreme here 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 — year after year. The fruit grown on this hillside in 2018 mirrors the coolness of the vintage. A cool vintage delivers many advantages in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon — there is a freshness and a layered depth to the wines that is delightful. The finesse, grace and complexity of the aromatics of this cool vintage will be one to remember.
AROMA: This wine abounds with aromas of black currants, black cherry and mocha, with hints of cedar and black tea.
FLAVOR: On the palate this delivers jammy fruit tones on the front with a voluptuous and rich mid-palate. The texture is supple with tannins that are powerful but graceful on the finish