2014 Ganymede Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
From our oldest vines on the estate, this Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly full-bodied and powerful, yet silky in texture on the finish.
Oscar Wilde once opined that, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” At Chimney Rock, we have come to believe that life and art actually live in perfect balance with each other. On the north side of our original barrel room resides a massive allegorical frieze of Ganymede, a mortal of legend, kidnapped by Zeus, to become cupbearer to the gods. In the late afternoon, when the sun lights the curves of the figure, in its stark white grandeur, it is easy to see why our Ganymede vineyard was named after the mythical figure. The inspiration for this frieze came from Groot Constatia, a famous South African winery established in 1685. This inspiring recreation by California sculptor Michael Casey, urged us to create a single vineyard Cabernet with equal power, depth and beauty. Art has come to inspire life at Chimney Rock in the form of this vineyard and wine. We raise a glass to art and life.
COLOR : Inky purple red
AROMA: Our 2014 Ganymede Vineyard Cabernet is vibrant with notes of blackberry, black cherry, clove, and vanilla. It is highlighted with hints of violet and mocha creating a seductively complex aromatic profile.
FLAVOR : This age- worthy Cabernetis full bodied with a rich mid-palate and lush tannins resolving into a long and silky finish.