Chimney Rock Winery

When the Terlatos first became involved with the estate, they recognized that to make unique wines of exceptional quality, the estate's world-class vineyards would require a winemaking facility of equal caliber. Accordingly, in 2002, they dedicated significant resources toward building a state-of-the-art winery. This new winemaking facility offers our winemaking team the ability to ferment each and every vineyard block separately, while also conducting small-lot experiments to fine-tune and further express the true spirit of the Chimney Rock estate. The accompanying climate-controlled barrel rooms allow for long-term aging of Chimney Rock wines in French oak barrels at the ideal temperature and humidity.

What starts in the vineyard comes to fruition in the winery. Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna is deeply cognizant and intimately familiar with the estate's vineyards and she fully captures the estate's unique terroir through meticulous vineyard management and careful, artistically minimal winemaking principles. This "non-interventionist" style of winemaking allows the winemaker to fully utilize that which this wonderful and unique Stags Leap soil is capable of delivering. The end result offers wines that are pristine and authentic in terms of varietal character, accompanied by a velvety taste in the mouth and astounding softness, balance, and cohesion.

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Chimney Rock Winery Stags Leap Cab Sauv 2015
"Deep purple red, Black currant, black cherry along with hints of toffee, floral, and vanilla,This wine is silky smooth, full bodied with a deeply structured backbone of lush tannins and a long bright finish."
Item Number: 30205
Bottle:$81.95
Case: $491.70
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Chimney Rock Winery Stags Leap Cab Sauv 2014
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Inky purple red. Aromas of black currant, licorice, along with hints of clove and vanilla. This wine is silky smooth, with a deeply structured backbone of fine grain tannins and a long bright finish.

Chimney Rock Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "This youthfully full-bodied, grippy wine has juicy cassis and a leathery texture at its core, with dried herb and cedar playing at its edges, a fine representation of a tannic vintage that offers structure in spades. Densely concentrated, it has ages to go in the bottle; drink

Chimney Rock Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "Chewy tannins surround an elegant, structured wine, classic in red cassis, licorice and woody herbs. Powerful, it retains balance from start to finish, exuding the warmth of the vintage with the relative coolness of the appellation, marrying the two sides expertly together."

Chimney Rock Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
" Rich garnet red. The fruit aromas range from bright cherry to notes of blueberry and black currant. There are intricate hints of vanilla, violets and clove. This wine is pure elegance on the palate. The silkiest of tannins coated by a lush mid-palate end with a ever-soft but lingering finish. " ~

Chimney Rock Winery Stags Leap Cab Sauv 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 " It would be easy to dismiss this as just another Napa fruit-oak bomb, except that the lusciousness is accompanied by a fine structure that may even permit this Cab to age for a few years. It has the usual spectrum of ripe blackberries, cherries, cassis and chocolate, but the

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with enticing scents of raspberry jam, sweet herbs and spices. There is a centeredness and a poise to the 2009 that give the wine its sense of harmony and total balance. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the engaging finish. As good as this is

Chimney Rock Fume Blanc 2009
" The color is a light straw, and the aromas are of pear, citrus, with a slight floral scent. It is full bodied with crisp acidity, and has a lengthy bright finish." ~ Winery notes

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Chimney Rock's 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pleasing, up-front wine graced with expressive varietal fruit, relatively soft tannin and an accessible personality. All of the elements are very nicely balanced in this mid-weight offering. An understated finish rounds things out

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
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94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "This is Chimney Rock's best Stags Leap Cabernet since the 2005, and continues a string of successful vintages. Dry and smooth and silky in the mouth, it's pretty tannic, but very rich, offering waves of cherry, blackberry, blueberry, cocoa and sweet cedar flavors. Absolutely

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 375ml
91  Robert Parker 
 Robert Parker 91 Chimney Rocks 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a very pleasing, up-front wine graced with expressive varietal fruit, relatively soft tannin and an accessible personality. All of the elements are very nicely balanced in this mid-weight offering. An understated finish rounds things out


Chimney Rock cab 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
90  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 90"There's a bright cherry ping in the center of this wine, surrounded if not completely hidden within the tannin's fine-ground espresso roast flavor. The tannin is simple and delicious, a long, black line to connect it with braised short ribs. "

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Smooth and generous, an open-knit style with rich currant, plum and black cherry fruit that’s well-centered. The tannins are fleshy and elegant, leading to a long, flavorful aftertaste. Best from 2006 through 2012."

Chimney Rock Elevage 2005
90  Wine Spectator 
 "This vintage produced a wine that simply dances on your palate. Delicate and ambrosial--this is classic Elevage. Color: Deep purple color Nose: Luscious blackberries, a splash of cocoa bean and vanilla, with a hint of blueberries Palate: Intense fruit driven front palate with rich black cherry and

Chimney Rock 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"An explosively rich and complex wine that reveals a ripe, vibrant, zesty core of wild berry and blackberry fruit, with pretty hazelnut and pine nut shadings and ripe, supple tannins that sail on the finish. Drink now through 2010. 2,200 cases made. (JL)"

Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 1.5L
90  Wine & Spirits 
 "Lively is the first word that comes to mind. Mouth-watering juiciness at the front palate are followed by a palate coating middle. Tannins -- velvety as expected. Long finish." ~ Winery notes  Wine & Spirits 90 "There's a bright cherry ping in the center of this wine, surrounded if not