Chimney Rock Elevage 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District|
A blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Elevage reveals a deep garnet-purple color with an earthy/spicy nose along with dried herbs and notions of stewed plums and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, with chewy tannins and soft-spoken fruit, it finishes earthy.
This is a blend of 77% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot from the producer's estate in the heart of the appellation. It is driven by a velvety texture, with plush wrap-around tannins running the show. Oak, sage and cedar define the flavors alongside layers of plum and red currant.