The 2010 Proprietary Red Elevage is a blend of 56% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 6% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with notes of camphor, plums, cherries and black currants. Medium-bodied, juicy and nicely concentrated with good acidity, sweet tannin, a sexy, lush style, and nothing out of place, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
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 cocoa flavors. Long silky finish with classic Stags Leap District silky tannins
Wine Maker Notes
Chimney Rock’s proprietarily-named red wine blend is Elevage. Crafted from grapes grown across our 37 distinctive vineyard blocks, this wine takes advantage of four different red varieties that capture the essence of our estate. While the first vintage was released in 1990, we remain deeply committed to, and passionately fond of, this blend comprised of Bordeaux varietals.Elevage, an evocative melange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate. Experience this blend that evokes finesse and complexity, depth and dimension, and truly highlights the singular nature of the Stags Leap District.