Friday, May 06, 2011
2007 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2007 Chimney Rock Cabernet Sauvignon is composed mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon, but does have a bit of Merlot, Cab Franc, and Petit Verdot blended into the final composition.
On the nose I get classic black raspberry aromas that combine with cassis, mocha, vanilla, and slight hints of clove. It's a seductive bouquet that boasts big black fruits with dark chocolate undertones. There is a spiciness as well that I think perfectly typifies the appellation.
On the palate the wine is extremely silky in texture (Chimney Rock is particularly good at producing silky-smooth Cabernet!) I get delicious flavors of ripe blackberry, cassis, spice, vanilla, and roasted coffee. The finish is long and shows some nice ripe plum and blackberry flavors.
This is really good wine and one of the better vintages they've produced in the last decade. The finish is just so long and delicious and the texture is ultra-silky. I would love to taste this wine after ten years, because it has so much fruit and is really quite powerfully structured as well. The wine is so in-balance that it's hard to notice that it is actually massively structured. 94 points
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