Chimney Rock continues a successful string of vintages with their powerful 2005 vintage. It's a distinguished wine that calls to mind the description of Stags Leap Cabernet as an iron fist in a velvet glove. Rich and full-bodied, it has lush flavors of black currants and smoky new oak. The late harvest of 2005 brought way to beautiful dark fruit aromas of blackberry and huckleberry. The aromatic profile of this wine begins with subtlety but beware – there is a maze of complexity that develops after a short time in the glass. Vanilla, cedar, black currant, toffee and even a hint of lavender and violets emerge in this highly seductive wine.
|Wine Spectator 92 Points